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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.

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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SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse

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Jjlyon01 on Apr 10, 2008April 10th, 2008, 10:18 am EDT
We had a professional casting instructor all lined up to give us a casting clinic on Wedding Pond in Liverpool. Unfortunately, he had a loss in the family recently and was unable to attend. So I decided the show must go on. We had a small showing, but it was nice to see them there. We decided we ought to skip the pond and go straight to the trout. We headed down to Butternut Creek and found ourselves facing the wind with every cast. Luckily the students were very understanding and enthusiastic even though they were only able to wet an indicator. Dan, Woody and myself who all had licenses were able to catch fish while we taught our few eager students. We were able to catch and release a few and show them the beauty that is a brown trout. All in all I think our first off campus event was a great success. We will be back on Butternut in a few weeks doing electroshocking and stream surveys with Trout Unlimited and other organizations on the 26th.
"I now walk into the wild"
Pleasant Gap, PA

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Shawnny3 on Apr 10, 2008April 10th, 2008, 11:57 am EDT
That's OK. Tell them that sometimes even experienced fishermen do nothing more than wet an indicator. In the immortal words of Steven Wright: "There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot."

I know I've crossed that line many times.

Good job with the ambassador work - keep it up.

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argyle ny near saratoga

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Flyfisher06 on Apr 10, 2008April 10th, 2008, 12:11 pm EDT
Well Jamie sounds like you guys all had fun and your main purpose is to get more people into the sport and teaching them respect for the fish and the waters how could there be a better day than that.
IF I am not flyfishing or bird hunting I must be doing something bad like working !!

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