Stoneflies and Midges
Nemoras, also known as spring stoneflies, are small, dark bugs that arrive before the well-known bugs of the West appear in the coming months. For hungry trout who look up in late winter, nemoras, midges, and baetis are on the menu.
On this fine, early March day, as the afternoon progressed, a buffet of insects flowed downstream; passing unnoticed by most trout.
A few trout sipped midges and nemoras off the surface in slow-water seams. Here we is where we found success with tiny bwo patterns, emergers, and Griffith’s gnats.