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Episode 28: Whiteflies

12/4/2018
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Today we are talking about whiteflies - Ephoron leukon and album, altho we'll talk about the genus overall which is worldwide in distribution. Of course we'll also digress, talking about sex without sex and other fun stuff. When your done be sure and check out the new Facebook "Anglers Entomology Podcast" page

Duration:00:16:17

Episode 27: Leadwing Coachman Mayfly

11/8/2018
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Hi folks - here is an episode all about Isonychia bicolor - which goes by a dozen or so other names. Besides the confusing naming situation, we'll talk about it's bizarre habits, imitations and it's dubious connection to the Leadwing Coachman fly.

Duration:00:17:17

Episode 26: Midges

10/3/2018
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Here you go folks, finally, an episode about teeny weeny flies. I hope you find the diversity interesting - well, because it is. And I've, as usual, added some pics to the blog - so you can see what I'm talking about - both of midges and of some of my favorite flies: http://anglersentomology.libsyn.com/

Duration:00:19:06

Episode 25: Mosquitoes

9/2/2018
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Bloodsucking little *$#^&*. We'll talk about their medical importance, how they relate to fly fishing, and perhaps, most importantly, about repellents and how to chose them!

Duration:00:28:50

Episode 24: Leeches

7/4/2018
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Probably not your first topic of interest as you're driving to your 4th of July picnic, but they really are interesting. And fish like 'em. The fact that they suck your blood? Well, we all gotta make a living somehow, don't we?

Duration:00:22:42

Episode 23: Hoppers

6/5/2018
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Grasshoppers, Katydids and Crickets - can't beat 'em. We'll talk about imitations, as well as they importance in human culture and economics. I think you'll be amazed at all the diversity. And, we'll talk about why, at least my guess, as to why hoppers we fish with have red butts.

Duration:00:37:42

Episide 22: The Hendrickson

5/1/2018
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An episode all about the Hendrickson ... with, of course, digressions... including hatch charts, history, geography and patterns. Check out the blog for patterns and pics: http://anglersentomology.libsyn.com/

Duration:00:25:31

Episode 21: Caddisfly Families

3/29/2018
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Hi Folks - an episode about various caddis families. Be sure to check out the blog post for this episode too - there are some of my favorite patterns as well as pics of some of these guys. http://anglersentomology.libsyn.com/

Duration:00:32:31

Episode 20: Fly tying pests

2/28/2018
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Tie flies? Then you ought to be worried about dermestid beetles and clothes moths. This episode will discuss these guys, how to control them, and the pros and cons of the various solutions. We'll even do a diversion into how poisons work and 'natural' solutions. I hope you enjoy the program.

Duration:00:38:48

Episode 19: Caddisflies

2/1/2018
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Hi folks - this is the first of a two parter on caddisflies. Today we'll talk about the group and their life history in general. We'll also talk about imitating the group in a simple way - and next episode we'll talk about the different families and imitating them in gory detail! I hope you enjoy...

Duration:00:29:59

Episode 18: Black Flies

1/1/2018
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Happy New Year Folks. To celebrate 2018 I'm giving you an episode all about black flies - that annoying scourge of the north, and ... in some tropical areas, transmitter of a horrible disease. Which, on the hopeful side, is one of those afflictions where we have seen success in our battle against it. And ... I should say, by the way, black fly larvae are eaten by trout...

Duration:00:20:37

Episode 17: the Damselflies

11/20/2017
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Today's episode will cover the damselflies. This will act as part 2 for episode 2, where we talked about the close cousin of damselflies, the dragonflies. . While there will be a little review from Episode 2, we'll also cover their cool mating strategies, courtship, and most importantly, the tricks and tools for imitating them.

Duration:00:18:12

Episode 16 Isopods / Cress bugs

11/5/2017
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In this episode we're going to talk about Isopods - the group in which Cress bugs reside. Cress bugs are the only guys that are really relevant for fly fishing, but the group as a whole is fascinating. I mean really, who can resist talking about a critter known as the "Tongue Eating Louse"?!

Duration:00:17:35

Episode 15: Ants

10/1/2017
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Here you go folks - all about ants. All the fascinating diversity and complexity that we boil down to two bumps on a hook. Hope you enjoy and don't forget to check out the blog: http://anglersentomology.libsyn.com/

Duration:00:28:55

Episode 14: Color

9/6/2017
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Yep, a whole episode just about color. This may be the most interesting episode I've recorded - we'll talk about how color is produced, how we (and fish) perceive it, and how insects use it. I've added pics to the blog post - that will show examples of what I'm talking about: http://anglersentomology.libsyn.com/

Duration:00:48:52

Episode 13: How to Collect Insects

8/10/2017
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Hi folks, here is the third and last installment on our "how to" series on collecting insects. This time we'll focus on the actual deed - tools and techniques for finding and getting insects from the field to your home to study. This is an episode where the blog post will be especially helpful - as it shows pictures and links of the various tools I discuss. It can be found here: http://anglersentomology.libsyn.com/. I hope you enjoy the program!

Duration:00:36:59

Episode 12: Crawler Mayflies

7/13/2017
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Today we'll talk about the crawler mayflies - critters which include such important guys as the hendrickson, some of the sulphurs and Tricos. This is our last podcast on the mayflies! You can find some pics showing what I describe on my blog posts. Also, check out the cool interview of my wife - talking about the history of fly tying in Maine, and her tying streamers in the traditional Carrie Stevens style.

Duration:00:32:57

Episode 11: Starting an Insect Collection

6/7/2017
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For those of you interested in delving into entomology, here is an episode on how to develop an insect collection. We'll be talking about all sorts of insects and techniques - both those specific to trout fishing insects, but others as well. There are tons of links and pictures on the blog post for this episode, which you can find here: http://anglersentomology.libsyn.com/

Duration:00:28:49

Episode 10: Clinging Mayflies

5/4/2017
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In Episode 10 we'll tackle the Clingers - which include the March Brown and the Quill Gordon, among others. We'll also have a few diversions - to talk about slippery rocks and science - how we claim to know what we think we know. Regarding the latter - here is the link to the commencement address by Richard Feinman. http://calteches.library.caltech.edu/3043/1/CargoCult.pdf Also, if you want to see some pics of these critters, I've added some text to the blog page on this subject:...

Duration:00:25:44

Episode 9: Minnowlike Mayflies

4/5/2017
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We will continue with our overview of the mayflies by looking at the minnow like mayflies. We'll talk about their complicated naming, migration of mayflies, pronunciation as well as the blue winged olives, the grey drake and the leadwinged coachman. Enjoy.

Duration:00:23:31