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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 Skwala (Perlodidae) (Large Springfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This Skwala nymph still has a couple months left to go before hatching, but it's still a good representative of its species, which was extremely abundant in my sample for a stonefly of this size. It's obvious why the Yakima is known for its Skwala hatch.
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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Anttam on May 19, 2008May 19th, 2008, 1:58 pm EDT
Hello all, Looking for a sulphur pattern
with c.d.c
anyone know of any ?
or maybe direct me to site w/ some instructions
Looking to tie some tonight
First timer on this site
wow thers a lot of us out there!
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Plano, TX

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Taxon on May 19, 2008May 19th, 2008, 2:32 pm EDT

Here is one option:

Sulphur Emerger
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on May 20, 2008May 20th, 2008, 1:36 am EDT
See also the most recent issue of Fly Fisherman Magazine. Paul Weamer has a good pattern that can be tied with CDC or Snowshoe Hare. I tie a larger wing closer to the eye of the hook, but all of these will work. I think the fly Taxon linked to is a super pattern, though I'd tie in more wing. But it depends on the kind of water you'll be fishing. The flatter the water the less wing you'll need to keep it floating, and the sparser profile may catch more fish in flat water. Good luck.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
eastern Pa

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Anttam on May 20, 2008May 20th, 2008, 1:05 pm EDT
Thank you guys -for the info. I got to fish to day, did well
with a blue wing olive that was going off around 10 am rained
all day.
come 2:00 low and behold many blue wings reappear
but no hook ups- after carefull observation here comes the Sulphurs
not many, very large size 10 or so- the trout were slamming them !

I had some small imations and some nymphs only hooked one on a nymph
pattern and lost him.
I really need to come more prepared.
Potter County, PA

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SlateDrake9 on May 20, 2008May 20th, 2008, 2:17 pm EDT
I use about the same pattern as Taxon posted, but I use pheasant tail fibers for the tail and dark part of the body. Works pretty good.
Fishing with bait is like swearing in church.
-- Slate Drake

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