Shrimps & Louse Flies
Often overlooked freshwater shrimps and water hog lice are among the most common food stuffs eaten by trout. Freshwater shrimps live around weedbeds and gravel. Averaging 12 to 18mm long with long antennae and two pairs of gaping legs and 5 pairs of swimming legs. They are curved. Often pale, transluscent brown / grey to orange. Infected by parasites these ofen turn red which is fluorescent and attract trout.