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Offline GORDOBRY

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Are there scuds and/or sowbugs in the Little Mo
« on: March 18, 2022, 12:51:24 PM »
I'm not familiar with the natural aquatic insects that inhabit the Little Mo.  I've not heard anyone talking about using scuds or sowbug flies so I'd assumed there might not be any in the river.  Am I wrong?

Offline Jeff Guerin

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Re: Are there scuds and/or sowbugs in the Little Mo
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2022, 02:33:19 PM »
Yep! You will find both is the short answer.

The sow bugs are there in decent numbers, but they tend to be quite small and are hardly ever seen out from under their rocks! Since there’s not tons of vegetation, like the limestone Ozark streams, they are not a primary food source.

The mayflies and Caddis are WAY more important, with stoneflies and midges coming in next.

That’s not to say sow bug and scud patterns won’t be useable. Just not my first choices…
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