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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.

Dorsal view of a Glossosoma (Glossosomatidae) (Little Brown Short-horned Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
I caught this tiny larva without a case, but it seems to key pretty clearly to to Glossosomatidae. From there, the lack of sclerites on the mesonotum points to either Glossosoma or Anagapetus. Although it's difficult to see in a 2D image from the microscope, it's pretty clear in the live 3D view that the pronotum is only excised about 1/3 of its length to accommodate the forecoxa, not 2/3, which points to Glossosoma at Couplet 5 of the Key to Genera of Glossosomatidae 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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25'' Striper
Sunrise over Naragansett Bay.
Al514
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Central New York

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Al514 on Jun 22, 2008June 22nd, 2008, 2:15 am EDT
This is a trout website, but it is also a fly fishing website, so why not some salt water pictures?! I just got back from Naragansett Bay RI for Stripers and Bluefish. I didn't have that many expectations because it was my first time on the salt, so when I only got into 3 fish I was thrilled. My very first Striper was landed and was 25'', along with my first 2 Bluefish that were about the same. It was a blast fighting these fish - I suggest it to anyone who can get out there!
CamWolf1313
Andover, MA/ Andover NH

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CamWolf1313 on Jun 22, 2008June 22nd, 2008, 3:07 am EDT
These are some great fish and it sounds like a lot of fun. I love fly fishing for stripers in Scituate, MA. I have found out that the Enrico's Everglades, Monkey Brain, and the Fly Flexo Streamer work really well when there are sand eels or baitfish around.

Good luck,
Cam
"Clear your mind of everything but the fish and the fly and you will be in the right mind frame to land it"
Billy Berger.
Jjlyon01
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse

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Jjlyon01 on Jun 23, 2008June 23rd, 2008, 9:51 am EDT
A really good book I just finished up for saltwater fishing in the Northeast is "Fly Rodding the Coast" I'll have to check on the author, but he gives a ton of information on fishing for blues, stripers, bonito, and tuna on the fly including different scenarios and how to fish different structure. I picked it up thinking it may help me down here in the Gulf but I haven't been able to get out on the salt yet without any wheels.
"I now walk into the wild"

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