I'm Drew and have been a long time lurker; today, first time poster.
Yesterday I couldn't take it anymore, steelheading simply was not itching my summertime trout stream fix! The sun was shining and there was not a cloud in the sky, so I filled the gas tank and pointed my aging Buick in the direction of my favorite creek.
Despite the temperature hovering in the low 20's, it was quite a beautiful day. I left the fly rod at home so I could concentrate on capturing some quality picture and video of the insects. I have recently purchased a Nikon D90 and have been thrilled with its capabilities.
The water temperature was at 34f and I did most of my collecting from a lip on the head of a pool in about 10-15 inches of water. The bottom substrate was a mix of silt, small gravel, dinner plate size flat rocks and some aquatic vegetation. I found the highest concentration of insects in the fine silt and gravel buried under the larger rocks, nearest the aquatic vegetation.
Some of the insects feature include:
Stoneflies - Capnia genus and Agnetina capitata
Mayflies - Heptageniid family, Ephemerella and Isonychia genus
Caddis Larva - Hydropsychide and Limnephilidae family
Crane Fly Larva
Video hosted on VIMEO
Hope you enjoy,