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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
Baetis

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 Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This wild-looking little thing completely puzzled me. At first I was thinking beetle or month larva, until I got a look at the pictures on the computer screen. I made a couple of incorrect guesses before entomologist Greg Courtney pointed me in the right direction with Psychodidae. He suggested a possible genus of Thornburghiella, but could not rule out some other members of the tribe Pericomini.
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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Greenwolly
Southern W.Va baby

Posts: 2
Greenwolly on May 21, 2008May 21st, 2008, 2:04 pm EDT
iam new to fly fishing and iam tryin to learn as much about the sport as possible and i got referred to this site on info on hatches... but where do i honestly start lol there is so much here... lol thanks for all the info you post troutnut
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Flytyer0423
germansville PA

Posts: 14
Flytyer0423 on Aug 14, 2009August 14th, 2009, 5:54 pm EDT
what i when i started out was i went to a local fly shop (where the people are nice) and asked them what i needed to start they gave me a list of items i still have the list
-fly rod, reel and line
-terrestrial flies
-casting instructions or casting instructional dvd
-fly floatant
-fly line leader (i use a 5x leader)
-tippet of most sizes (i have 3x,5x,7x, handy at all times)
-strike indicators
-hatch chart
-flies that are on the hatch chart

and i got most of these at walmart i bought the scientific anglers fly fishing kit for trout it comes with casting dvd, fly rod, reel, fly line, leader, fly box and some flies. also i got there the fly floatant
, tippet, flies, strike indicators, forcepts, snippers(i have no idea of the real name, line straitener
this package really helped me out and so did the staff at the fly shop all of this ran me for about $150, if you go to orvis or a brand name store youll spend close to twice that

good luck and tight lines-
natureboy

P.S. if you need flies go to my website most flies are only 50 cents each
www.natureboyoutdoors.weebly.com
and if you dont see the flies you need contact me ill be happy to make them for you
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