How To Tie Fly Fishing Knots

The most expensive fly fishing tackle won’t be worth a hill of beans without the right knots used in the right places. Just as the sport of fly fishing differs significantly from ordinary hook and line fishing, so does the terminal tackle and the knots used to tie everything together. Regardless of whether you’re using […]

Read More

Beginner’s Guide on How to Catch Fish

Trout live in lakes, streams, and rivers. They can be found just about anywhere there is cold water. But even if you find a river where trout live, finding where they hang out in that river can be a problem. In this article we’ll look at successful methods used to determine trout location and how […]

Read More

How to identify fall webworms

The tiny fall webworm, which is the Hyphantria cunea species from the Arctiidae family of tiger moths, makes its presence known from early summer through the first few weeks of fall. This amazing little creature, not more than an inch long, can turn most deciduous trees into a mass of intricate webs almost overnight. The […]

Read More

How to identify tent caterpillars

Found in the order Lepidoptera, which is moths and butterflies, the tent caterpillar adults are light brown with stout moth bodies and a wing span of an inch and one half. Their shiny white web nests can be found in the in the forks of shrubs or tree branches and are the only such webs […]

Read More

How to identify white and sulfur butterflies

Emerging early in the spring the white and sulfur butterflies can be seen flying over meadows as they alternately flap and glide in the breeze, occasionally spiraling in pairs. These ever-present white, orange and yellow butterflies are always a pleasure to watch as they mesmerize the observer with their fascinating aerial displays. White and sulfur […]

Read More

How to identify acorn weevils

Most people will never have a chance to observe the adult acorn weevil unless they climb high in an oak tree to search for this minute beetle like insect that is often no larger than one fourth inch long. But the evidence that this insect is present can often be found in the acorns that […]

Read More

How to identify sawflies

The insect that is commonly called a sawfly is actually not a fly! The common term sawfly refers to over six different families in the Hymenoptera order of bees, ants, and wasp. Sawflies are a member of the Tethredinoidea superfamily and are believed to be quite primitive. In appearance, the sawfly might remind one of […]

Read More

How to identify ambush bugs

The ambush bug is found in the Hemiptera order of insects and is one of the most fascinating to observe of all predatory bugs in this order. This amazing creature is well known for its ability to hide itself among a beautiful bunch of flowers, calmly waiting for another insect to appear. Aptly named for […]

Read More

How to identify syrphid flies

One of the more beneficial insects, the syrphid fly might also be considered a pest to some beekeepers. This amazing little fly, that in some species looks more like a bee than a fly, can be found in most flower gardens or moving along from flower to flower in fields of wild flowers. From the […]

Read More

How to identify a spittlebug

Although there are many different species of spittlebugs that often make them difficult to distinguish, these insects are best known for their unusual habit of forming masses of spittle. The spittlebug is from the Cercopidae family of insects in the order Homoptera which means same wing bugs. Of the four common species of this insect, […]

Read More