A Bug’s Life by Will Milne

Magazine — By on August 7, 2009 8:58 am


As the light slowly fades, a lone Mayfly appears on the surface of a large Canadian lake, signaling the beginning of annual event that has taken place for millennia. The emergence of aquatic macroinvertebrates from their immature nymph or larval phase to the airborne adult stage marks the midpoint in a life cycle filled with astonishing transitions and delicate beauty, only fully revealed through careful observation. As a cornerstone of generations of fly fishing traditions, these insects have inspired countless fly patterns which cover almost every aspect of their amazing life cycle. Canadian photographer and fly fisher Will Milne takes us on a photographic journey exploring this cycle, and providing a window into the delicate beauty of these insects which every fly tier hopes to capture in his imitations.

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