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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

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.

Lateral view of a Clostoeca disjuncta (Limnephilidae) (Northern Caddisfly) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one was surprisingly straightforward to identify. The lack of a sclerite at the base of the lateral hump narrows the field quite a bit, and the other options followed fairly obvious characteristics to Clostoeca, which only has one species, Clostoeca disjuncta.
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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Troutnut.com User Tilman (Tilman)

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I´m 33 years old and started fishing , when i was 3 years old. This year i started fly tying and casting. Fly tying for me is a hobby within a hobby and a western way of meditation. I do quite a range of styles thanks to a few good books on tying and a colleague of mine, who helped me through the first steps. I liked the style of the discussion i read on this board and want to share my thoughts here and maybe get a little bit of help or even join a competition.
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