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Beginner Entomology


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#1 ryveradair

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 04:36 PM

Anyone have any good websites for someone who wants to learn about entomology? I kind of just tie flies based on what I think looks yummy but I want to start tying for the fish.All help is welcomed, thanks.


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#2 feathers5

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 04:38 PM

http://www.troutnut....y-fishing-forum



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Posted 21 March 2015 - 06:18 PM

You could also check out www.flyanglersonline.com  It's an online fly fishing e-zine, and, generally, has been pretty good.  Anyway, bring up the home page, and in the search box enter "Not Quite Entomology".  That will bring up over a hundred columns that cover all sorts of insects.  It is not quite detailed as helping you identify the genus and species of a mayfly by the pattern of veins in its wings, but it does cover the life cycle, habitat and common variations of many aquatic insects. 



#4 artimus001

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 06:41 PM

is this what you are looking for?

 

http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740


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#5 Bruce Norikane

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 11:36 AM

+1 for Fly Anglers Online's "Not Quite Entomology" - excellent series.

 

Thecatchandthehatch has a "Basic Entomology" series that is a great place to start.

 

I often refer to Westfly's entomology section which has excellent articles on most of the important trout bugs and patterns that match different parts of each bug's lifecycle.  http://www.west-fly-...ntomology.shtml

 

As others have noted, troutnut is an unmatched resource for photos of trout related bugs and advanced discussion of patterns that match specific phases of each species.

 

Hope this helps

 



#6 artimus001

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 12:39 PM

great links.....


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#7 jmckaughan

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 03:38 PM

If you live in the Colorado area the fly shops have some great

classes on the subject.



#8 Taxon

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 03:05 AM

Hi jmckarghan-

 

I believe this link will give you a good start.

 

http://www.flyfishin... Entomology.htm

 

Best regards,

 


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Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com