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#1 KOKOEK9

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:26 PM

Hi, I don't know much about my bugs, I saw a common one at the river a couple days ago, this is in southern NY. It flew just above still muddy river water and was about an inch long. When I was a kid I called them helicopter flies because they resemble the old style helicopter, I have also been told by my grandmother that they sew bad boys mouths shut, also sewing needle because they are very thin. what is it



#2 rockworm

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:16 PM

Sounds like a damselfly to me. Looks like a small dragonfly. One of the common species has an electric blue abdomen.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:34 AM

was it one of these?

https://www.google.c...iw=1138&bih=518


Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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#4 KOKOEK9

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 11:43 AM

Hi that is a lot of bugs, but I didn't see one that looked like it it was skinny, blue green and about an inch long



#5 rockworm

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:35 PM

Damselflies:

 

https://www.google.c...=2&ved=0CCoQsAQ



#6 KOKOEK9

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:44 PM

yea that is them thanks



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:33 PM

Damsel nymphs are an important food source for fish, especially in stillwaters. You should have a few imitations in your flybox if you fish lakes or ponds.



#8 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:46 PM

not to mention a few dry and wet adults


"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson

 

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

 


 

 

 


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 09:11 PM

thanks



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:40 AM

Carp love them too.


Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:12 AM

When I was a kid, in that same area, we called them "Devil's darning needles". 



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 08:34 PM

one of these beautys flew into the room I was working in this past Thurs. The one with the jet black wings and neon blue body. This post drew my attention to wondering which one it was. Checking out rockworm's google I found it was calopteryx maculata. Since I now live in East Kentucky,I shall be tying  these according to the above advice.