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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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LenH on Feb 17, 2008February 17th, 2008, 5:48 am EST
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The world has slept long enough

Please bring on the browns of Spring

Not far behind are the greens of Summer

The rebirth awaits...

The smells of summer call you..........

The first light waits for no one.

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JAD on Feb 18, 2008February 18th, 2008, 9:51 am EST

Thanks for sharing-I like the last four, the sweet smell of spring and summer.


They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cock’s wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
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AftonAngler on Feb 18, 2008February 18th, 2008, 9:57 am EST
Nicly done Len.

It really makes me long for the smell of a springcreek in late spring...

Birkie weekend is upon us up here and some fresh snow for all the ski racers...but I can say I am longing for the worms to be back in the driveway!

Thanks for sharing.
See you on the Water.

Brad Bohen

The Afton Angler

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