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Hello again,

Tonight I was fishing off my dock for some cutthroats, which I saw many of and caught a few, but the seemed to be feeding on a 1-1.5 cm bug that looked similar to a moth, only it had a small body and long white antenna, with a dark grey wings and grey body. Do any of you happen to know what type of bug this may be as I watched many of them hatch in the water all around me and could only snag a few that should have been hundreds on a blue winged dun in a size 16. Thanks ahead of time,

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Hello again,

Tonight I was fishing off my dock for some cutthroats, which I saw many of and caught a few, but the seemed to be feeding on a 1-1.5 cm bug that looked similar to a moth, only it had a small body and long white antenna, with a dark grey wings and grey body. Do any of you happen to know what type of bug this may be as I watched many of them hatch in the water all around me and could only snag a few that should have been hundreds on a blue winged dun in a size 16. Thanks ahead of time,

Clayton
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If you don't have a photo, maybe try to just describe the configuration of the wings, and other exceptional qualities.

Were the wings swept back over the body? Were they upright?

From what you're describing, it might have been a smaller type of sedge hatching. There are many different species of sedge that people don't really target too much in fly tying, but should really try to.

Did you manage to look at the pupal shucks on the water?

Take a look through Troutnuts pictures of 66 species of trichoptera:
http://www.troutnut.com/hatch/12/Insect-Trichoptera-Caddisflies
 

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sorry about no photo, ill try to get a pic tonight for al of you, and the wings were swept back over the body, and another thing was the body was very short, the wings when resting were much longer than the body.
 

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sorry about no photo, ill try to get a pic tonight for al of you, and the wings were swept back over the body, and another thing was the body was very short, the wings when resting were much longer than the body.
For your reference, there are many sites that offer free info. Here are just a few of the ones I use and have passed on for use by other fly fishers. The first URL tends to be very good. You have, by the way, a very useful resource to make use of at the BC Provincial Museum in Victoria. Their collection of insects and their staff would be able to assist you, and it is not far from you.

ENTOMOLOGY,BIOLOGY LINKS

http://sunsite.ualberta.ca/Projects/Aquati...dex.php?Page=34

http://www.flyline.com/entomology/entomology_2/

http://users.eastlink.ca/~dryfly/hatchtax.htm

http://www.entomology.ualberta.ca/searching.php

http://www.flycraftangling.com/entomology.html

http://www.fishbc.com/adventure/angling/bugs/index.phtml

http://www.troutnut.com/

http://www.flyfishingentomology.com/index.html

http://people.virginia.edu/~sos-iwla/Strea...roKeyIntro.HTML

http://www.insectsofalberta.com/

http://www.outdoorlife.com/outdoor/fishing...,194565,00.html

http://www.westfly.com/

http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http...6CA256&sa=N
 
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