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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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Jul 14, 2014
Tenkara anything
by: jimi

Only folks who fish Tenkara would believe it! I caught a turtle once while fishing with Chris.
Nice catch, another species to add to my "catch that" list

Jul 14, 2014
Holy smokes!
by: Anonymous

That is a first that I've heard of this. I've seen plenty of boatmen in the water and have wondered "do the trout eat them"? I guess they do...not sure though.

I caught a turtle on the fly too once. I was a little freaked out about pulling the hook from its mouth. I still have all 10 fingers, so it went as planned.

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