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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.

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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Pleasant Gap, PA

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Shawnny3 on Oct 31, 2007October 31st, 2007, 8:17 am EDT
I've been castrated by a missing u.

Yet another creative application of your vocabulary word, Louis. Quite clever, John.

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Chambersburg, PA

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JOHNW on Nov 1, 2007November 1st, 2007, 7:29 am EDT
I wish I could accept points for cleverness in phonetically castrating Louis however it falls squarely on the shoulders of rushed covert typing while using the internet at work.

Lois (or Louis if you prefer),
A thousand pardons!
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Nov 1, 2007November 1st, 2007, 10:09 am EDT
Now that I've gotten my manly voice back, I can say in booming tones, no offense taken, John.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Lancaster, PA

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Lam on Nov 9, 2007November 9th, 2007, 2:13 pm EST
How 'bout an update. Did you get to go fishing? Do tell.
Hollidaysburg Pa

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LittleJ on Nov 14, 2007November 14th, 2007, 12:31 pm EST
sorry to report that I didn't make it down yet...I had a sick pregnant wife and daughter that weekend. I'm planing on heading down first chance I get.
Lancaster, PA

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Lam on Nov 14, 2007November 14th, 2007, 2:01 pm EST
I don't understand what stopped you from going fishing....J/K

Oh well, update us when you make the trip.

Take care.

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