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Black Flies

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****Simuliidae

This common name refers to only one family.

True Fly Family Simuliidae

These are pretty much always called Black Flies.
Black flies are not usually regarded as important trout fare, but scientific studies of some rivers have shown them to make up the majority of the trout's diet. Such places are few and far between, but anglers should be aware of the possibility and keep a lookout for high concentrations of the larvae.

The adults are nasty, annoying, biting flies.
Simuliidae (Black Flies) Black Fly LarvaSimuliidae (Black Flies) True Fly Larva View 6 Pictures
Collected March 30, 2007 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on April 2, 2007
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