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River: Brazos River (Lk Whitney to Waco)

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Post By: Lloyd Tackitt      Posted: 9/9/2015 1:32:35 PM     Points: 18748    
I got curious about the insects and hatches on the Brazos, down there where I live. Looked all over the place and can't find a book on the topic. There's a couple of general books that are like $200 or so and there's a ton of books on rivers up north, east and west - but nothing on the Brazos. That I could find. Anyone got a suggestion? Just general interest, doesn't have to be too scientific...
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 9/9/2015 3:54:18 PM     Points: 184622
Here's a few websites that may get you started.

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 Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt      Posted: 9/10/2015 6:48:23 AM     Points: 18748
Thank you kind sir!
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 9/10/2015 1:09:46 PM     Points: 184622
My pleasure.

I think some of the "trout" guys make entomology way too difficult. A basic understanding of the general classes of insects and where they fit into a species diet is usually good enough. I'm fair sure fish don't examine their prey in anything close to the detail we do.

It's the right size, color, moves (is alive) is probably even more thought then a fish actually gives to deciding whether or not to feed.

That about as close as I get in selecting flies most days.
 Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt      Posted: 9/10/2015 2:29:33 PM     Points: 18748
Mayflies, Caddisflies, dobson flies - those seem to be the big three in warm water - or so it seems to me at this point.