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    Re: Can anyone help identify this critter I found in a steelhead?

    caddis larva size 10-12

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    Re: Can anyone help identify this critter I found in a steelhead?

    Looks like a caddis larvae to me.
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    Re: Can anyone help identify this critter I found in a steelhead?

    Trout bait!

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    Re: Can anyone help identify this critter I found in a steelhead?

    What did it taste like? We won't be able to figure this out without a taste palate

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    Re: Can anyone help identify this critter I found in a steelhead?

    I vote helgrammite.

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    Re: Can anyone help identify this critter I found in a steelhead?

    Thank you for the help on another post most were saying caddis larva. I have posted both; it was the size of a nickel. I'm leaning toward caddis . . . but then I saw the helgrammite larva . . . .? The caddis is on the left
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    Re: Can anyone help identify this critter I found in a steelhead?

    It's either a hellgrammite or a dragon fly larvae

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    Re: Can anyone help identify this critter I found in a steelhead?

    Quote Originally Posted by rifflerunner View Post
    Hello! I found this critter (along with a handful of eggs) in the stomach of a steelhead today. Can anyone help me identify it? This critter was still moving when I cleaned the fish. I'm not a fly fisherman but I would be interested in what it is?
    Any pic of the steelhead?
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    Re: Can anyone help identify this critter I found in a steelhead?

    caddis fly larvae...?
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    Re: Can anyone help identify this critter I found in a steelhead?

    If you are going to the expo this weekend , they have a whole building for fly fishing

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