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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 Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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This discussion is about the Neversink River.

Neversink Gorge (Wolf Brook) in New York
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From the Neversink River in New York
Neversink Gorge (Wolf Brook) in New York
The Neversink River in New York

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Bozone on May 13, 2008May 13th, 2008, 5:55 am EDT
Hey, I come out to Mahwah NJ every year from Bozeman MT to visit my in-laws and this year i get a hall pass for the day (fathers day). I am willing to drive to the Neversink Gorge but i have no idea where to really go. So anyone out there know that area? Help a brother from MT and the favor will be returned should any of you make it out to this area.
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Martinlf on May 14, 2008May 14th, 2008, 11:37 am EDT
Bozone, if I knew one end of the Neversink from another I'd be glad to tell you what I know. But I don't, having never fished it. So, I'd recommend that you call some local fly shops in the area and ask them. Sorry I can't be of more help.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Troutnut on May 15, 2008May 15th, 2008, 2:18 pm EDT
It's pretty easy to figure out. There are only two ways into the gorge. I've always gone in the north path. Several good pools are pretty close to where the trail goes near the river. Be really careful about crossing, and don't even try unless the water is pretty low. It's very slippery and fast, and deceptively deep when it's clear. If you don't cross, there are some steep bluffs you can't really get past on the near side, so you'll be limited, but you can have a fun day working the pools you can get to.
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on May 16, 2008May 16th, 2008, 12:51 am EDT
With the rain we have been getting in the Northeast it possibly won't be low. Good luck and tight lines.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Oakland, NJ

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Scarr25 on Jun 10, 2015June 10th, 2015, 12:25 pm EDT
Hello! I know this is an old post and not sure if you still are connected to it and if you still come out to NJ. I live in Oakland, next to Mahwah. I know the Neversink a bit although I've never fished the gorge. I also know the Delaware and Beaverkill. If you have any plans on coming out I'd be happy to show you around these streams.


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