|....................... .................... ...Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
New KISS Bug Series - Part 12
The KISS Bug Procedure We Will Be Using
You can find information throughout this website about the insects that exist in the streams of Yellowstone
National Park and the surrounding waters. We have covered them well enough that one should be able to
identify them but only if they are able to retain the information provided. We have also covered way in
which we recommend you imitate them. There are numerous article on how to go about fishing the hatches.
This is all well and fine provided anglers are able to retain the information. The only comments of a
complaint nature that we have received regarding our information is that it's a lot to absorb and remember.
This is certainly true. Although nothing is complicated about it, unless you regularly deal with the different
insects, there's a lot to keep track of.
In an effort to try to simplify this problem, in our KISS series we are going to cover only the major insects in
detail. Those that hatch in sparse numbers and isolated locations within the area will be left out. There's
plenty of information about them on this website, so it isn't that we are omitting things you will most likely be
needing. We just want to reduce the numbers of different species or groups of species of insects down to
what represents about 95 plus percent of the food trout eat in the park and surrounding waters. The
remaining food consist of many different items as well as different species of insects and would serve only
to unnecessarily add to the volume of information to remember or become familiar with.
Many of the visitors fishing Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding waters are from parts of the
country (and foreign countries) where different insects and other trout foods exist. This is especially true of
the aquatic insects. Many come from the Eastern United States and the Mid-western states where the
aquatic insects are quite different. They usually only fish Yellowstone once a year if that often. Considering
this, it's a big task for anglers to remember all the things they should remember about all the different
insects that they may encounter on a trip to Yellowstone. They will do well to become familiar with those in
the streams they frequently fish. For that reason, we are going to try to condense the most important things
about identifying these insects, their habitat and behavior and how you should go about imitating them into
a format that can be quickly and easily accessed.
Even though some of the information on the various species and stage of life of the aquatic insects may
still be rather lengthy, we hope the summarized manner in which we go about this will be something that is
useful and that can be quickly and easily reviewed.
We will begin tomorrow, with the one of the first and foremost important hatches of aquatic insects in the
park and that is the Blue-winged Olives.
Copyright 2012 James Marsh