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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.

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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LenH
driftless area

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LenH on Jan 8, 2008January 8th, 2008, 11:41 pm EST
All below trout are from midwestern small streams.
Can you name all of them?

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Dano
Vanderbilt, Michigan

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Dano on Jan 9, 2008January 9th, 2008, 12:54 am EST
Can you name all of them?

Yes, but then I had your help. Hehehehe.

Any who, the so called "tiger" trout is interesting since it's a hybrid "native" to Eastern Europe. According to Silvio Calabi in Trout & Salmon Of The World; the "tiger" trout is a cross between a subspecies of the Brook trout and a Brown.

That one would've been a real stumper for me and would've guessed an "albino" Brookie, up until this morning I'd never heard of a "tiger" trout....had to look it up in the afore mentioned book.

Dano


Eventually, all things merge into one...and a river runs through it.
Martinlf
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Jan 14, 2008January 14th, 2008, 8:15 am EST
Way, way cool. I especially loved the color and pattern variation in the Browns, some of which I believe was due to age and/or size as well as diet and genes. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission actually stocks Tiger Trout sometimes, creating the hybrid in their fish labs. Once in a blue moon natives in streams with brooks and browns will produce hybrid Tigers too, but this is very rare.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Hayward, WI.

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Falsifly on Jan 14, 2008January 14th, 2008, 8:36 am EST
Hey Guy's-
Click on Len's Profile then click on his Homepage. Some fantastic pictures on PhotoBucket.

Len-
I haven't been down to that part of the state but I do have a good friend in Viroqua. From the looks of it I'm missing out on some excellent fishing.
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."
LenH
driftless area

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LenH on Jan 15, 2008January 15th, 2008, 12:16 am EST
Martinlf
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Jan 15, 2008January 15th, 2008, 8:39 am EST
Beautiful photos in that article on wild tigers. I've only caught a few tigers, and they were stocked. One run of the Tulpehocken had a tiger trout that I caught twice in one season. Thanks for sharing the photos and the article.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Shawnny3
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Shawnny3 on Jan 16, 2008January 16th, 2008, 11:17 pm EST
One run of the Tulpehocken had a tiger trout that I caught twice in one season.


You mean he fell for both the CDC and the DCD? That's some bipolar fish.

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Martinlf on Jan 16, 2008January 16th, 2008, 11:53 pm EST
Nah, caught him on nymphs both times.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jan 21, 2008January 21st, 2008, 2:49 pm EST
Many years ago on the upper Mongaup, near the Debruce fish hatchery, I saw a nice brown of about 15" on a redd and a brook trout of about 13" seemed to be enamored by the brown trout and I watched them cavort for over half an hour before I left.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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