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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives
Baetis

Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.

Dorsal view of a Limnephilidae (Giant Sedges) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive ID.
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Updates from August 10, 2018

Updates from August 10, 2018

Photos by Troutnut and /home/jason from the Big Hole River and the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Montana and Idaho

The Big Hole River in Montana
The Big Hole River in Montana
Lower end of the storried Harriman Ranch section of the Henry's

From the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River  in Idaho
The Big Hole River in Montana
The Big Hole River in Montana
The Big Hole River in Montana
The Big Hole River in Montana
My first Mountain Whitefish.

From the Big Hole River in Montana
The Big Hole River in Montana
The Big Hole River in Montana

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the Firehole River, the Henry's Fork of the Snake River, and the Big Hole River in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana

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