where'd they come from

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by triploidjunkie, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. I've been seeing hatches of midges coming off lately where I'm working. They lake is frozen solid. So is any other moisture at that elevation. Without standing water anywhere, where are the bugs hatching from. The snow?
  2. They could have already been hatched and taking refuge somewhere. Female midges will hatch, fly off to mate, then return later (perhaps days) to lay eggs.

    Any other ideas?
  3. I thought I had some of those tiny midges hatching in my Forester, but they turned out to be Fruit Flies that had hatched out of a piece of an old banana peel that was hiding under my seat.
  4. Jim what is your go to fly to match a fruit fly hatch?
  5. Small!
  6. Maybe a #24 hook with 2 or 3 wraps of black 3/0 thread in one spot?

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