I haven't seen the imitation of these things stressed, but in August 2003 on one of my favorite rivers the largest brown trout I kept had stomachs full of these things.
This giant water bug was collected from the Namekagon River on January 13th, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com on January 25th, 2006.
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Just a thought...perhaps a "cow dung" traditional wet fly would cover this bug. As for the green sheen on the wing, one might use slips from green wing teal secondary wing feathers.Reply
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