Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Fishing Musician - Dark Blue Sedge Hatch

Check out this video of dark blue sedge pupae as they hatch in an aquarium.  There's all kinds of great stuff you can learn with respect to the insects behavior and physical characteristics.  Note the number of false ascents - this illustrates why pupa and emergent imitations are so effective.  Although, I suspect the still water environment of the tank may have something to do with it.  In a river there is current, and like the wind in a sail, I would think that helps them ascend with greater ease. There's more, but I'll leave it to you to enjoy and draw your own conclusions.

Sharpen your hooks!!!


tewks chef said...

OK this is the first time i have seen a live insect hatch... I think some marabou, dyed green, in the tail of a caddis emerger, would represent the pulsating action of these little guys. it moves alot!! wow thanks Matt.

Andy Baird said...

EXCELLENT post Matt - fantastic stuff!


Dylan Rose said...

Very cool vid. Rabbit and bou come to mind instantly. A lot of movement there. Also, I'm sure Caddis hatching in lakes must struggle like these guys as well.

Steve Peterson said...

Wow, that is cool. One thing I wonder about, though: having just fussed around tying a half-dozen sparkle caddis pupa emergers (La Fontaine style), and having had the usual trouble getting those little antron bubbles right, I wonder where they are on these sedge critters! Don't sedges pop out of their inflatable skins like little Trident missiles? They look more like green drakes wiggling around.

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting my video Matt. This was taken at 5am. I got well over an hour worth of video and you get to see the best of it here. The filter does create a current but not as strong as a stream. My new web site is and hope to have more pics on very soon. Any comments or questions can be emailed to me at [email protected]
Philip Mancini