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Tying Terrestrials: 

Beetles

If it is July, August or September and I am on the Henry's Fork or most Western streams, and if I could only have one fly...it would be a #14-16 black beetle.

Ground Beetle
Black Beetle Dry Fly

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Black Beetle

Ants:

From late spring through the first freeze in the fall, an ant pattern is one of the really great "change up" flies anywhere. When they just will not eat a mayfly...

Do not forget that there are also flying ants, red ants and flying red ants...just as important. #14-16.

Black Ant
Black Ant

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Grasshoppers

On windy hot days, it is a hard to beat a grasshopper pattern when fished close to the bank. If the hoppers are flying, cover all the water...

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Tying the GFA (General Foam Attractor) Grasshopper by tightlinevideo

Tying midges: midges include both aquatic and terrestrials. Most fly fishers

use the term "midge" to describe any very small fly like insects.

Midges I: Simple Entomology for the Fly Tyer and Fly FishermanRog and Jane Klettke

Midges II: Simple Entomology for the Fly Tyer and Fly Fisherman - Rog and Jane Klettke