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Bugs for Beginners with Jay Buchner

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Category: Fundamental Skills for Fly Fishing

A Bug Eye View is what you’ll get in this graphic video that looks both above and below water at the insects we imitate when we fly fish for trout. You’ll see the living creatures up close in their natural environment, swimming in viewing dishes, and displayed in specimen bottles. In this video Jay Buchner shares his understanding of the insects and aquatic forms that make up the majority of a trout’s diet, and details them in terms we all can understand.

Types of Flies examined in the video are stoneflies, caddisflies, and mayflies. Jay all so looks at damselflies and dragonflies, two of the larger insects trout can’t resist. The scud or sow bug and the leech get some coverage as well, since they are essential food forms for trout. You’ll as well see some of the fly patterns designed to imitate the insects we cover. Jay is an expert angler, guide, and fly tier who has spent a lifetime studying the bugs that trout feed on,he is based out of his home in Jackson, Wyoming.

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