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This topic is about the Caddisfly Family Hydroptilidae

Both anglers and entomologists know these diminutive flies as "Microcaddisflies." The term refers to this family specifically, not to all tiny caddisflies. Many are large enough for imitation on small hooks, but some are impossibly small, as tiny as hook size 36.

Like the Tricorythodes mayflies, Microcaddisflies can be important to trout because of their extreme abundance in certian waters. Read more...

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MotroutJune 11th, 2014, 9:41 pm
Posts: 319
Goodness.

At least everything ended with you in a better fly fishing locale than Missouri......

I'm still here but I manage to catch a trout every once in awhile anyway:)
"I don't know what fly fishing teaches us, but I think it's something we need to know."-John Gierach
http://fishingintheozarks.blogspot.com/
PdcoxDecember 11th, 2019, 4:54 am
Kansas city

Posts: 12
GLad I stumbled on this thread. Was fishing the Niangua and experienced what i thought was a hatch of smuts. However after finding this conversation, it makes a lot of sense that i found black caddis. Now that is a first for me. I persuaded a trout to hand over a few , and here they are.

https://pauldavid.smugmug.com/Bugs/i-TNGtZcM
https://pauldavid.smugmug.com/Bugs/i-ggdDd2n
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