Posted on April 29 2008
Ralph and Lisa Cutter’s extraordinary footage of the lifecycle of midges will probably have you re-thinking your midge patterns — especially pupae, which they show hanging in an upside-down ‘U’ shape from the surface film. This is the best fish’s-eye view of an important trout food we’ve seen.
Excerpt: “Midges are the most common and diverse aquatic insects in the world. They occupy habitats ranging from sewage ponds, to brine holes, to crytalline alpine lakes. Their numbers can range into the tens of thousands per square meter, and in many waters their forage value is the only reason trout can exist.”