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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.

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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Report at a Glance

General RegionPA
Specific LocationSwatara Creek
Dates FishedOctober 10
Time of Dayafternoon
Fish CaughtSmallmouth, Redeye, Bluegill, Fallfish
Conditions & HatchesSunny, low clear water

Details and Discussion

Martinlf
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Oct 10, 2008October 10th, 2008, 1:49 pm EDT
OK, here I go breaking the rules again. It's just the Maverick in me.

After a long spell of lots of paperwork and no fishing, I started out in search of trout today, but contemplating the 1.5 hour drive to my original destination, and the price of gas, I turned around after a few miles and went back home to get some bass gear and my canoe. Then I headed out to a nearby warmwater stream about noon. After catching some smallish bass and panfish, with the occasional fallfish thrown in, I found a 15 inch smallie that made the day. It took a streamer, and there were about 5 other nice bass swimming with it, including an 18-20 inch specimen. They took turns trying to take the streamer away as I fought the fish. After they got a good look at the canoe and the landing net, though, the others declined to take me up on any subsequent offer I made, even after I rested the hole for a while. What a beautiful day to be out, just a bit of fall chill left over from the morn when I arrived, then a beautiful day in the mid 70's,

OK, Jason, I promise to catch some trout in the near future and post up a respectable report. I understand that JAD is scouting some steelhead already.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
JAD
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Alexandria Pa

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JAD on Oct 10, 2008October 10th, 2008, 2:56 pm EDT
Hi all
Louis I'm still stuck on the Little J catching your pet wild browns. Every day same old ---cast and net, Baetis day after day, and I haven't had a good salad sense you left.

PS -- Eric says hi .

JAD

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,
LittleJ
Hollidaysburg Pa

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LittleJ on Oct 12, 2008October 12th, 2008, 8:05 am EDT
sounds like fun! I spent the better part of the dog days chasing smallies on the Juniata, after enough trips to spy on Ron's tying desk at the fly co. it became quite productive.
jeff
JAD
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Alexandria Pa

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JAD on Oct 12, 2008October 12th, 2008, 8:52 am EDT
Hi Jeff
I miss Ron any idea where is or what he's doing???
John Stoynoff is another guy I would like to talk with also.

JAD











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,

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