Bugs, Bugs and More Bugs

Robert Younghanz

Fly Fisher, Entomologist, Guide, Instructor

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Robert Younghanz, a.k.a The Bug Guy, is an internationally known Aquatic Entomologist, Fly Fishing Guide and Instructor.  Entomology plays a big part in being a successful fly fisher. Robert breaks down the different classes of insects that fly fishers are familiar with and helps you to identify and understand their life cycle. The more you know about how these bugs live and procreate the more fish you'll be bringing to the net.

Just a few of the questions asked and answered during the interview:

  • What is the life cycle of a mayfly?
  • Why is the life cycle of and insect important to fly fishers?
  • Do you need to have flies that imitate each stage of the life cycle?
  • What are the most important orders of insects for fly fishers?
  • What is the largest order of insects?
  • What is the life cycle of a caddis?
  • What is the difference between complete metamorphosis and incomplete metamorphosis ?
  • What insects are most common in lakes?
  • Where is the best place to seine a river for bugs?
  • What is the best way to learn about insects for fishing?
  • How do you organize your fly boxes?
  • Do you have different fly boxes for different seasons?
  • When nothing else is working what fly would you use?

Robert Younghanz
Bugs, Bugs and More Bugs
Robert Younghanz Bugs, Bugs and More Bugs

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