Colorado Gets Buggy

May 25, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

Roger Wheaton gives a thorough look at insect species, patterns to match and riverine hatch events in this piece on Colorado’s bugs of 2006. Of course this year is like most others, and the bugs Wheaton talks about are common all over the Rocky Mountain west and even into eastern parts of the country. “A four-year lifespan makes several species of stoneflies available all year, making these meaty morsels a major part of a trout’s diet. The salmonfly is the largest stone, but its distribution is limited. Little yellow and golden stoneflies are slightly smaller and widely spread.” In Rocky Mountain Game & Fish magazine.