Some recent stomach contents...

Cap'n Fishy

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Less than x1 Macro...





Note the things we refer to as 'crunchy copepods'...



Anyone know what they are exactly? Sort of giant Daphnia??? I wish I had thought to do a x5 macro of one of them.

Meanwhile...

... a x5 macro of a buzzer...



Zoomed out to about x2.5 macro...



And a hoglouse at x3.5 macro...



Col
 

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Thought fack me, it's swallowed a weird looking duck 😁
 

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Some from this week...



On the right, a stonefly (definitely not an alder 😜)...



Below the buzzer in the top left corner, a water mite (x5 macro)...



Top centre, a shrimp...



Not in the first photo, a damsel nymph...



x5 macro of the damsel's breathers...



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That's given me an idea for a 'mating sedge': back-to-back DHS's on a l/s hook 👍

Sound theory. But how would you deal with the rear one facing the wrong way? I'm thinking the wing will be facing the eye of the hook, and in casting, is going to hit air-resistance, and get all splayed-out... and cause drag... and possibly leader-spin??? :unsure:

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But how would you deal with the rear one facing the wrong way?
I did think about that: being just a bunch of deer hair I reckon it might not be too bad, but I then realised just a regular DHS with a longer wing and body on a l/s hook would have a simar silhouette. And then I remembered that mating caddises do it on land, not the water anyhow, so it's not something the fish likely see a lot of.
Ah well, it was a fun thought, thanks Col 👍
 

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I did think about that: being just a bunch of deer hair I reckon it might not be too bad, but I then realised just a regular DHS with a longer wing and body on a l/s hook would have a simar silhouette. And then I remembered that mating caddises do it on land, not the water anyhow, so it's not something the fish likely see a lot of.
Ah well, it was a fun thought, thanks Col 👍

Aye, I think that pair must have got unlucky and got themselves blown out over the water while otherwise distracted by the heat of the moment!
 

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