Identification needed

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Jack Devlin, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Can anyone identify this insect. Stomach contents of local lake cutthroat full of these. Friend asked me if I knew what it was. I thought a flying ant???
    Thanks,

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  2. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    flying ant
  3. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    There was a huge hatch of those cinnamon colored ants this weekend. I realized they were mating when I snatched one from the air and saw a much smaller black ant stuck to it. Suddenly the explosive rises among the midge sippers made sense, and after a quick fly change the trout didn't seem so picky anymore.