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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 Holocentropus (Polycentropodidae) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to tentatively key to Holocentropus, although I can't make out the anal spines in Couplet 7 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae nor the dark bands in Couplet 4 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae, making me wonder if I went wrong somewhere in keying it out. I don't see where that could have happened, though. It might also be that it's a very immature larva and doesn't possess all the identifying characteristics in the key yet. If Holocentropus is correct, then Holocentropus flavus and Holocentropus interruptus are the two likely possibilities based on range, but I was not able to find a description of their larvae.
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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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Apr 12, 2008April 12th, 2008, 8:20 am EDT
I'm thinking of making my first trip to my cabin on Tuesday and Wednesday April 22 & 23. Long term forecast is 62 on Tuesday and 63 on Wednesday. I'm wondering if anyone would like to make the trip with me to split on gas and on shuttles? I have a Hyde low profile boat and know the rivers intimately.

It all depends on the weather predictions not changing and water temperatures at least 50 degrees. Flow rates don't mean much to me with the drift boat I can always get to a spot with less flow and find rising fish.

Plan would be to go up early Tuesday to arrive NLT 8:00 a.m. I have to rake leaves for a couple of hours since bugs seldom get going before 1:00 p.m. Float Tuesday, float or wade fish Wednesday, leave NLT 1:00 p.m. on Thursday.

PM me if you are interested. Please no lefty's or studded wading shoes.

Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Apr 12, 2008April 12th, 2008, 7:03 pm EDT
Matt, if I could get free, I'd be happy to join you. Check you after the semester's over.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Alexandria Pa

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JAD on Apr 13, 2008April 13th, 2008, 1:46 am EDT
It's too bad we don't live closer , I'd take you up on that, I'd even be your grounds keeper.


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.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
Central MA

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Georges on Jun 19, 2008June 19th, 2008, 10:11 am EDT

Too late for the trip above but my brother has a place on the EBranch. We were down for a week at the beginning of May and couple of weeks over the end of May and first of June. Planning to get back early in July. We've fished the 5 river drainage for 30 years so we know it a little but nowhere as well as you since we don't float. If your going to be around in July maybe we can get together and swap some lies. By the way, how's the,"snot" on the wbranch? We gave up on it on the last trip. One cast and the fly was covered...

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