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The Life Cycle of Mayflies

Producer: Ralph & Lisa Cutter  |  FlyLine.com

This clip is from Bugs of the Underworld (Ralph & Lisa Cutter, DVD, 37 minutes) and features the chapter on mayflies. Ralph & Lisa Cutter’s documentary work has appeared on National Geographic, PBS, BBC, TROUT, and at the California Academy of Sciences. This DVD showcases their extraordinary skill in underwater cinematography, and also features Stoneflies, Caddisflies, Damselflies and Mayflies.

EXCERPT: “The mayfly is arguably the most graceful of the macro-invertebrates. With its upright wings and sailboat silhouette, it is unlikely to confused with any other insect. Mayfly nymphs are segregated into four behavioral groups: the crawlers, the clingers, the burrowers, and the swimmers.”

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  • Anonymous

    The only time a person quits learning is when they are dead! Excellent work y’all!

  • Nymphermaniac

    Bugs of The Underworld is by FAR the best video made of the most prolific bug which trout eat. Well worth the money. I have watched it many times over. Put a little Sally Hansen “Disco Ball” nail polish on your pheasant tail fly to mimic the air bubbles on the mayfly body.