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Photos by Troutnut from Willowemoc Creek, the Beaverkill River, and the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York

On-stream insect photos by Troutnut from the Namekagon River and the Beaverkill River in Wisconsin and New York

An early season stonefly nymph looking to hatch crawls across a snow-covered midstream boulder. From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
An early season stonefly nymph looking to hatch crawls across a snow-covered midstream boulder.
Date TakenMar 22, 2005
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
I'm not sure what the caddisflies in this tight cluster are doing, but I'd guess it has something to do with mating.  They scooted all around the rock, with some flies leaving the cluster and new ones coming all the time. From the Beaverkill River in New York.
I'm not sure what the caddisflies in this tight cluster are doing, but I'd guess it has something to do with mating. They scooted all around the rock, with some flies leaving the cluster and new ones coming all the time.
Date TakenMar 22, 2005
Date AddedJan 24, 2006
AuthorTroutnut

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WbranchJanuary 8th, 2013, 1:02 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2506
Great pictures! The ones of the bridge are behind Harry Darbee's house. I've fished there many times. The fish always hang on the left side as there is deeper water there. Down stream by the old abutment used to be tons of stocked browns.

I couple of the other pictures look like they were taken at what we used to call "The Power Enclosure". About three miles upstream from the bridge pictures and just below the beginning of the No-Kill water. Am I right? I've caught some of the few rainbows I've ever caught on the Willow in that riffle.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
TroutnutJanuary 8th, 2013, 1:40 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2544
Some of them are from what I've heard called "Power-Line Pool," which I'd guess is the same thing.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
WbranchJanuary 8th, 2013, 2:27 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2506
Jason,

"Some of them are from what I've heard called "Power-Line Pool," which I'd guess is the same thing."

Yes, that's it! I used to park my 1969 VW Campmobile either at the upper end or down near the flat water pool and stay there all weekend. I'll look at some of my scanned prints to see if I have any from the "olden days" of my youth.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
EntomanJanuary 9th, 2013, 9:42 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Interesting behavior by those caddis. Don't think it's mating. Could they be obtaining something from that lichen or whatever the growth is?
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
TaxonJanuary 10th, 2013, 3:59 am
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1295
Hi Jason-

I'm not sure what the caddisflies in this tight cluster are doing, but I'd guess it has something to do with mating. They scooted all around the rock, with some flies leaving the cluster and new ones coming all the time.


Unless I'm mistaken, the scientific term for this is cluster****.

Sorry Lewis, but I simply couldn't resist Jason's cleverly baited hook. :-)
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com

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