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One of the most important things to a choosy trout is the one thing my close-up pictures can't show: motion. Fly tyers imitate motion by using lively materials, and fly anglers imitate it with subtle rod-work, but both need to understand how the real critters move.

Most of these were shot long ago with an ancient digital camera, but I'll be adding higher-quality material this year.

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Leptophlebia Nymph
In angling books, Leptophlebia mayfly nymphs have a reputation as poor swimmers. In reality, they're very adept swimmers, much moreso than most other mayfly nymphs categorized as "crawlers."
Date ShotFeb 2, 2004
Date AddedMar 31, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Hexagenia
This is one of the earliest videos I made, and I was experimenting with a tank and background that didn't work very well.
Locationunknown
Date ShotJan 12, 2004
Date AddedMar 31, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Water Boatman Rowing
Water boatmen are excellent swimmers, and you can see here how they use their oars to push themselves through the water, a motion easily imitated by the fly fisher.
Locationunknown
Date ShotJan 31, 2004
Date AddedMar 31, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Ephemera 1
Date ShotJan 13, 2004
Date AddedMar 31, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Swimming Baetisca Mayfly Nymph
The clumsy-looking mayfly nymphs of the genus Baetisca are surprisingly good swimmers.
Date ShotJan 31, 2004
Date AddedMar 31, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
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