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#1 utyer

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 12:18 AM

I was collecting some bugs today, and found this among many other finds.  It the larvae of the rhyacophila caddis encased in its cocoon.  When the transformation to a pupae is finished the caddis will chew out of this almost clear cocoon and the pupae will rise to the surface and hatch into the adult.  You can make out the legs of the larvae near the right end of the green body.  While photographing this I could see the larvae moving withing the cocoon.  

 

A major caddis hatch is expected on this river any time now.  

 

 

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#2 FlyTyer15

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 12:34 AM

Thats pretty sweet! I've never seen anything like that before.



#3 shoebop

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 07:19 AM

pretty cool :)


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#4 mikechell

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:00 PM

Utyer in Utah, right?  Or are you back in Florida and expecting a caddis hatch here?


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#5 utyer

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:09 PM

Right I am still in Utah, the river is the Provo.


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#6 mtyburski

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:40 PM

That is a pretty neat find, happy fishing!



#7 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:51 AM

Cool find I have been watching my home waters closely for our hex hatch and last night with it thunder and lightning and torrential down pour they were hatching something fierce you could see trout actually coming out of the water 8 to 10 inches after the mayflies made me mad I couldn't fish

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There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929

 


 

 

 


#8 mikechell

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 06:29 PM

I never figured you for a fair weather angler, Riff.


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#9 troutguy

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 02:44 PM

If Riff were to go out during the lightning storm he becomes the title of a new John Gierach book, "Mad Man Enlightened on the Ausable."
Give a man a fish and you'll feed him for the day; Teach a man to tie flies and he'll pick up all the roadkill.

#10 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:16 AM

Very cool find and photo. Thanks for sharing.


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#11 vicrider

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:00 PM

I would think fish would gladly eat that thing just the way it is, and what an easy fly to copy. Well, now that I think about it, it would be almost impossible to copy the translucence with the body inside. Just a plain old Sawyer Killer bug would give the shape not the translucence. Maybe that's why the Killer bug still catches it's share of fish even tho it essentially resembles nothing except maybe a slug. 

 

Cool pic and always love seeing pics like that.