where'd they come from

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

  1. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    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. jimmydub

    jimmydub Active Member

    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. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

    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. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

    Jim what is your go to fly to match a fruit fly hatch?
  5. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

  6. DennisE

    DennisE Topwater and tying.

    Maybe a #24 hook with 2 or 3 wraps of black 3/0 thread in one spot?