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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 Glossosoma (Glossosomatidae) (Little Brown Short-horned Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
I caught this tiny larva without a case, but it seems to key pretty clearly to to Glossosomatidae. From there, the lack of sclerites on the mesonotum points to either Glossosoma or Anagapetus. Although it's difficult to see in a 2D image from the microscope, it's pretty clear in the live 3D view that the pronotum is only excised about 1/3 of its length to accommodate the forecoxa, not 2/3, which points to Glossosoma at Couplet 5 of the Key to Genera of Glossosomatidae Larvae.
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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Wbranch on Jan 1, 2021January 1st, 2021, 2:22 pm EST
What about bears? Where in Alaska? Who are you?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jan 2, 2021January 2nd, 2021, 1:43 pm EST
Which brings up another thing the bugs, Flat out they are terrible


Well that is enough for me to have no interest no matter how good the fishing is. I hate it when black flies are buzzing my head and I've seen pictures of sections of Alaska where there appears to be hundreds of mosquitos flying around each person. $3K is relatively cheap if the fishing is as good as you say it is. The problem for me, besides the mosquitos, is I'm assuming each guy has to cook his own meals and there is no hot water or toilet facilities which is okay once in awhile but not for a week. Have fun and I hope you get your three sports.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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