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I saw these during a hatch on several Cape ponds this November.  They are tiny, 1/8 to 3/16 long, looks like a white fluff ball floating high on the waters surface. Also have a blue head.  The trout were rising on them.  These got wet before I took the photos, so the white didn't show up as much. 

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I think they’re midges, Diptera, two winged flies. Don’t know what the white is, might be eggs.

JC

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You could post your question and picture on flyfishingentomology forum.

I'd post a link if I it was allowed. Just add dot com.

 

The fellow that is a mod on our local board runs that site and is a wealth of info as are others that post on there on all things bugs.

SF

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After looking at the pictures I think based on the wings and also the shape of the body we can safely rule out the fact that it is not a Caddis fly.

 

If I had to guess I would say it is a diptera species.

Edited by CaryGreene
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I don't think so, two different species, no??

Splitting hair really though. Just put on a tiny caddis and fish it! :p 

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