Believe it or Not

by Farmer

Went out to some new water this morning. The minnows weren't biting but the back swimmers were voracious. I caught two of these water boatman on tanago hooks. These water bugs were 3/8" to 1/2" long and aggressive. I brought this one home to photograph it. Should've left the hook in its mouth for believability.

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