Sorry girls… This is a post about a bug.
Today’s fishing was a disaster. While I’m still collecting my thoughts and dealing with the windburn on my face I figured I’d share some pictures of a little friend I made today. I believe he’s a little black stonefly (but I’m barely a fly fisherman and far from and entomologist). I found him in one of my secret fishing spots close to Green Lane Reservoir and Unami Creek. (don’t worry it wasn’t approved trout water)
***EDIT*** According to @foul_hook over at http://foulhook.com/ this is a stonefly.
Check out these other examples and tell me what you think!
Bugs hatch all the time it’s just a part of life on the water. I guess what made this special for me was it marked a change in the day. All morning I was fighting bitter wind and overcast skies. After driving back home and going out again to check out another spot the sun came out, the air warmed up, and this little guy came out to remind me that spring is on the way!
Although I couldn’t get in too close with the lens I had on my camera the picture above does a great job of showing the lines on the bug’s wings and really gives some good detail.
And just for all of the ladies that were kind enough to endure all of the bug pictures…
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