Some of the smallest insects are sometimes some of the most interesting. To both fish and fisherman, midges are among these insects and they usually appears in large quantites when they hatch. Preferably found in still water, such as lakes, and parts with slow moving water in rivers, streams and creeks, they are one of the most importonat food sources to many fish species, including brown trout.
Midges are one of the largest familys within the order Diptera. There lifecylce goes from egg to larvae, pupae and finally adult insect. Midges are among the most important insects in the food chain for many fish species, including trout. There are several thousands of various species with in this family and most of them are true survivers and can be found in both fresh and saltwater.