Posts Tagged ‘Entomology

21
Sep
17

glimpse of beauty…

along a bleak, parched shoreline of an Oregon lake. A single piece of lush vegetation stood out with this ‘butterfly’ spread to the sun.

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30
Mar
16

Holding on….

a dragonfly on my son’s fingertip…he (Tony Muncy) snapped the pic of the visiting fly.

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16
Aug
15

Damsel basking…

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20
Jun
15

Damsel hugging….

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30
Apr
15

Almost time…

the stonefly beckons

fly anglers on tumbling rivers

trout seek the morsels

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General info re Stoneflies at Troutnut.com

27
Aug
14

Entomolgy/Bugs/Insects Question (Oregon)

Please help identify the decedent. My son seems to be having a bug week. Today at work, he came upon this insect. He held it to the sky and noticed a almost transparent space between the thorax and abdomen of the insect. It did not appear to posses a stinger. We’d be interested in identifying the make and model of this bug.

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28
May
14

Dragon Fly Karma

“Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don’t even notice it.”  Sakyong Mipham

My long time, fly fishing, good luck creature is the Dragon Fly. We have bonded in odd ways over the years on the water. I recently completed some patio tile work complete with a Dragon Fly tile.

photogaphy-tile work-dragon fly tile-design-SwittersBSo imagine my delight, the other morning, when I stood before the new tile work and then looked right above it to witness a visiting Dragon Fly.

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An underwater predatory beast…above water it has always possessed a positive karma for me. It was a nice visit. I climbed an step ladder some 9′ in the air and bobbed and swayed to stay steady while focusing. The images were taken and then my visitor glided away into the morning sun.

20
Feb
14

Effective Stillwater Fly Fishing by Michael Gorman

I have read work by Michael Gorman before related to stillwater (lakes) entomology. I was impressed not only with the clinical thoroughness of the effort but by the practicality of it as well. This new book by Michael Gorman promises to be equally beneficial to my learning and I look forward to getting it soon. Mike is an Oregon based angler and is well versed in all aspects of fly fishing.

MGorman StillwaterOn the back cover of the book is a comment, which I particularly appreciate: “Gorman approaches stillwater fly fishing as a puzzle and views challenging days as a chance to put together the pieces and enjoy the most cerebral, rewarding parts of the sport.”

That, for me, is the essence of the sport and keeps it in the proper perspective…as an ongoing learning experience. I think this would be an excellent addition to your library as well as mine.

Stackpole Books

16
Feb
14

Good, basic, seasonal hatch information by Rick Hafele

SwittersB Rainbow Trout Release Photography

This is good, basic information for the beginner or for a review by the more experienced fly fisher (primarily U.S. focused). Explore Rick Hafele’s site re hatches and much more.

16
Feb
14

Photography: Lake Bottom Habitat

Lake Bottom SwittersBNothing ‘beautiful’ here. A jumbled lake bottom with silt, algae, woody debris, rocks and perfect habitat for insects and fish alike.




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