I could wet-wade up to mid-thigh and toss little golden stone flies
that were making the sweet brown trout rise up like spirit-transported celebrants in a revival tent.
In many smaller streams, Stone flies
are found in good numbers.
The intriguing fact about this stone (there are two) is that if 11 people touch their finger to the stone and shout Qamar Ali Darvesh's name, the stone flies
in the air.
The car also has an anti-lock braking system that helps during panic braking and windows are laminated to prevent the glass from shattering if a stone flies
off the road in your direction.
In summer they can be lined up almost elbow-to-elbow here, casting golden stone flies
and grasshoppers onto the riffled water, teasing brown trout and redband rainbows onto their barbless hooks.
The mammals, which can live to be as old as 14, feed on swarms of insects at night, including mosquitoes, moths, mayflies, and stone flies
And until he saw the stone flies skimming along the water, he couldn't quite figure out how gilled creatures made the transition to an airborne existence.
Entomologists consider stone flies and another aquatic insect, the mayfly, to be primitive relics that, like horseshoe crabs, have changed very little over millions of years.
Thus, stone flies have acquired not only the wings, but also the muscles, patterns of movement, and articulations needed for flight, marden notes.
Marden and Kramer clipped the wings of some stone flies of the species Taeniopteryx burksi, videotaping individuals before and after clipping to assess skimming speed relative to wing size and to the ratio of flight-muscle mass to body size.
Invertebrates are little creatures such as freshwater shrimps, mayflies, stone flies
and caddis that live on the river bed amongst the gravel, stones and plants.
High above the creek, mayflies that anglers call blue-winged olives and pale morning duns bob up and down in the still air; fluttering down along the banks are sulfur-tinted golden stone flies
. But this evening Galland is particularly interested in the tiny brown caddis skittering just over the waters where the surface is dimpled with rings left by feeding trout.