The next special Guest speaker is Melvyn Wood talking on: “Lough fishing for wild fish in wild places and the fly’s to catch them”. This will be of interest to all of us who fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, and Brown Trout. West Park Rugby Club at 7:30pm, everyone welcome. More information: http://leedsfdg.wordpress.com/ Share this …
Category Archive: Entomology
Again fly fishermen are being asked to look for another invader of our fly fishing rivers. We have had the cray fish which has been decimated by the American signal crayfish, more recently Dikerogammarus villosus a visious shrimp which often kills its prey and leaves it uneaten was found in Grafham Water now we have …
On Friday Sandy Dickson and Andy went to Knaresborough to the local trout lake for a spot of relaxation from the busy world at The Essential Fly. While there Sandy spotted this beautiful Emperor dragonfly that had just emerged. We took photo’s and video of this beautiful dragonfly as it pumped blood into its’ wings …
“One of the best indicators of recent buzzer activity is to look for floating shucks or adult buzzers on or near the water. Certain areas will hold fish and buzzers, these being the obvious places to start. “
The Caddis fly, (Trichopetra) or sedges can be found anywhere there is fresh water. These are important flies for fly fishermen. The drab coloured adults are moth-like however their body and wings are covered with hairs. Another distinguisihing feature is that the caddis do not have a coiled proboscis. Their wings are held over the body in a tent like fashion. Mostly nocturnal, the adults hide in vegetation during the hours of daylight and are hard to find. Mating takes place at dusk, either in flight or on vegetation. Their bodies range in size from 2mm to 28mm (1.25 inches)…………….