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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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Softhackle
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Softhackle on Oct 23, 2007October 23rd, 2007, 10:21 am EDT
Every year on the last weekend in April our local Lions club sponsors a "Trout Derby". We get about 3000 of "the best trout fisherman in the world" crowding our shores on my local river fishing for tagged fish with various dollar amounts assigned to them. The event lasts two nights and two days. For a week after you can't catch a fish at all.

Mark
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Jjlyon01
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Jjlyon01 on Oct 23, 2007October 23rd, 2007, 12:42 pm EDT
Wow...that may sound like a cool idea, but think of the negative effects this must pose to this fragile ecosystem. By the way what river is that? I think I may have fished this stream once before (not during the derby)
"I now walk into the wild"
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Softhackle on Oct 23, 2007October 23rd, 2007, 1:09 pm EDT
Hi Jamie,
I am originally from Syracuse and a graduate of Syracuse University-School of art and School of Education. I grew up in the suburb of Solvay. I moved to my current home in Wellsville to take a job. The river in the photo is the Genesee River in Allegany County in NY State. The river runs south to north through Wellsville with the best trout fishing being in our area. I'm posting a map along with the photos of the area.

My best,
Mark
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Jjlyon01 on Oct 23, 2007October 23rd, 2007, 1:55 pm EDT
I thought it was the Genesee, I have fished that once with my uncle. I am having a lot of fun out here in Syracuse...especially with the starting of my club and fishing all these rivers once unknown to me. Hopefully sometime this spring I will frequent this stream. I used to live on the Pennsylvania side of the southern tier so I used to live closer to that stream...although I did not fly fish at this time I enjoyed it very much.
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Softhackle on Oct 24, 2007October 24th, 2007, 9:25 am EDT
Hi again,Jamie,
Ever fish Nine Mile Creek outside of Camillus, NY? It use to be one of my favorite streams. Olive scud patterns worked wonders there. Also liked Limestone Creek out in Fayetteville. Also, you should get out to the Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery between Auburn and Syracuse. I believe it is still operated by Onondaga County, not NY State.

Mark

Carpenter's Brook Hatchery


Carpenter's Brook Hatchery, II
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Falsifly on Oct 24, 2007October 24th, 2007, 9:30 am EDT
Mark,
Just wondering what some of the tagged trout are worth?
I to would like to LINE THE BANK.
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
Jjlyon01
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Jjlyon01 on Oct 24, 2007October 24th, 2007, 12:35 pm EDT
I'm actually trying to plan a river side clean-up at 9 mile with the club...probably sometime before the snow so it is nice and clean for trout day. I haven't gotten to fish limestone or 9 mile yet but that will come soon enough. I spent a day on the Chittenango and did amazing...Caught a 21 incher (largest to date), 17 incher, and about a half a dozen 6-12 inch range. Some of my friends did a service project at Carpenter's Brook hatchery, but they didn't need anymore help...I will hopefully be getting there soon to check that out. Thanks for all the advise and the olive scud is one of my favs too.
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Troutnut on Oct 24, 2007October 24th, 2007, 4:12 pm EDT
Hey, at least they aren't all using a pound of split shot. :)
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Shawnny3 on Oct 25, 2007October 25th, 2007, 12:33 am EDT
I suppose we're talking about split-shot minimums, Jason?

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