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PdcoxDecember 10th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Kansas city

Posts: 16
Fished the Niangua River in central Missouri. I have rarely seen surface or in the film action over the years. Yesterday, 9 AM, 51 degrees F, overcast skies, the rainbows went wild on these. I had seen several black flies about, but found no takers of the dry. Finally hooked two on a BWO dry, go figure, and persuaded one of them to show me what they were eating. Pictures attached. Any confirmation?


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

MillcreekDecember 10th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Healdsburg, CA

Posts: 356
Paul,
The pictures don't look like a Simuliidae. The antennae of the insects in the picture is too long. They look more like some kind of caddisfly.
PdcoxDecember 11th, 2019, 4:41 am
Kansas city

Posts: 16
thank you, will look more deeply into them
MartinlfDecember 12th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3211
Yes, caddis.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Brian314March 8th, 2020, 4:40 am
Fenton, MI.

Posts: 49
Looks like Black (aka Mothers Day) caddis but there is a hint of olive in 2 of the bugs so maybe Rhyacophila (green sedge) ???? :-)
TroutnutMarch 9th, 2020, 9:40 am
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2736
Definitely caddisflies. Looks like some pupae and drowned adults.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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