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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


Episode 8: Insect ID

3/3/2017
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In this episode we'll talk about strategies for identifying the critters you find while you are out. While focusing on insects, the strategies are the same no matter what you are looking at. I mention several websites that are useful in the podcast - which are: www,bugguide.net; www.flyfishingentomology.com, and www.troutnut.com. You can find these links and other useful links on the Angler's Entomology Podcast Website where there is a blog discussing this episode. Also, here is the link...

Duration: 00:28:27


Episode 7: Burrowing Mayflies

2/15/2017
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Today we will explore the group of mayflies whose nymphs burrow - at least most of them do. This includes some of the largest most showy (and exciting from a fly fishing perspective) mayflies - such as Hex's and the Green Drake. As promised in the episode, here is a link to my wife's pattern, the Hexamongous - http://www.flyfishinginnh.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4222 Here is the pattern too, in case the link gets broken: Hook: Daiichi 1270 Size#8 Thread: Brown Tail: Wood Duck...

Duration: 00:25:24


Episode 6: Mayflies

1/12/2017
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Finally! We get to the mayflies! In this overview we'll talk about their life history, interesting trivia and the categories that we will use to organize further discussions about the mayflies. Enjoy.

Duration: 00:30:11


Episode 5: Megaloptera

12/15/2016
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Today we will discuss the Fishflies, Alderflies and Dobsonflies - who make up the order Megaloptera. They may not be the most important group for fishing overall, but at certain times and locations you may very well come across trout eating them. And they are fascinating - I mean really, what's up with those whacko dobsonfly jaws?

Duration: 00:27:14


Episode 4: Carolus Linnaeus

11/16/2016
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No, not some obscure mayfly species, but the inventor of the Binomial System of Nomenclature - the language we all use to communicate about all this wonderful diversity. Ever feel confused about all these latin names? Well, this podcast will clear all that up. Honest.

Duration: 00:36:34


Episode 3: Stoneflies

10/24/2016
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I will start releasing these on an about monthly schedule. So, this month we are talking about order Plecoptera, the stoneflies. A relatively primitive group of insects, whose metamorphosis, behavior and lifestyle make them important insects for fly fishing. We'll talk about white nymphs, behavioral drift and even the evolution of insect flight.

Duration: 00:34:05


Episode 2: Dragonflies

10/16/2016
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Today we will explore dragonflies. While maybe not the most important insect for fly fishing, they are fascinating. We'll learn about their development, survival strategies, eyesight and migration. Enjoy the program.

Duration: 00:27:39


Episode 1: Introduction, Basics and Metamorphosis

10/3/2016
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Welcome to the Angler’s Entomology Podcast. In our first episode, I’ll give you a very brief bit of info about who I am and why I’m doing this podcast. I wanted to take what I knew (entomology) and provide enough background, trivia and history to make time on the water more rich. In other words, I hope through this podcast, that when you see a critter while fishing you will have a sense of what it is and how it fits in to our wonderful, beautiful world. I also give some background...

Duration: 00:28:22