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12
Jan
11

Damsel Flies and Day Dreams (Waiting for the Thaw)

By no means is my weather comparable to what is pounding the East. It is 30 degrees out and my rig is encased in ice this morning, a by product of freezing rain and living close to Troutdale (Oregon) and the Gorge. Temps are promised to rise to the mid 40’s by 9am. Don’t think so, but sometime soon.

So, my mind wanders to a peaceful Summer afternoon on a lake, moving about the edges with Damsels flitting about. Warmth and fruitful calculations. Observations that can be worked upon. My recent chuck and chance it forays into the Spey world are more like casting with a hood on right now, so the day dream of warmth and certainty is appealing. Only five or so more months to go…….

Love the Damsel (TMuncy~SwittersB)

 

Damsels Delight Others Too (SwittersB)

03
Jul
10

Fly Fishing: Damsels Habits & Habitat

“They tend to creep around the bottom of ponds and streams searching for prey. When a nymph is about to molt into an adult it crawls out of the water. Dawn or dusk during fine weather is the most common times for molting. There are usually 10 – 15 molts as nymphs. It can take nymphs from 1 to 5 years to mature depending on species.

Before mating the male must transfer sperm from the genital opening on segment 9 to the reproductive organs on segments and 3. Then on finding a female he grabs her by the neck with his claspers. She curves her body around until the tip of her abdomen touches his reproductive organs in segment 2 and 3 to collect the sperm. This is known as the copulation wheel. After mating the pair may fly in tandem with the male leading. Females mate with more than one male and store the sperm from the matings, although she tends to use the sperm from the last mating. The male mating organ contains a structure that allows him to scrape or push aside the sperm from previous matings before depositing his own in the most favorable spot.”   Bumblebee

DAMSEL FLIES

Damsel's Delight






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