Pictures of live insects (in the air or under water) surely helps us design flies but pictures of stomach sampling will convince us we are doing right or wrong. Furthermore, my "sample dish" has measurements (mm or cm) so that will help us determine sizes of insects eaten by trout = sizes of our flies.
|Me conducting "pumping" at DePuy's - Photo by Tom Travis|
|Me kick-seining at Betty's Riffle|
|Me being a "Bug Guy" and sorting bugs - Photo by Tom Travis|
Spring BWO Nymph
Wing-developing-ascending Fall BWO nymph
Notice pupae and their pupal shucks among adults (cripples)
Cased caddis larva
Black ants (plus midges)
AQUATIC FOOD SOURCES
Snail & brown trout egg (plus BWO)
Brown trout eggs (from 11-inch brown trout!!)
Cranefly larva (plus snail)
Golden Stone Adult!!
Aquatic worm (pumped out, still alive)
Sculpin found dead on kick-seine
A stomach-pump result from a skinny 14-inch brown....... It must be tough underwater........
Leech - These are most commonly found at creeks, especially on the bodies of trout. See how small they are.