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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 Zapada cinctipes (Nemouridae) (Tiny Winter Black) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Nymphs of this species were fairly common in late-winter kick net samples from the upper Yakima River. Although I could not find a key to species of Zapada nymphs, a revision of the Nemouridae family by Baumann (1975) includes the following helpful sentence: "2 cervical gills on each side of midline, 1 arising inside and 1 outside of lateral cervical sclerites, usually single and elongate, sometimes constricted but with 3 or 4 branches arising beyond gill base in Zapada cinctipes." This specimen clearly has the branches and is within the range of that species.
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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Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Oct 28, 2008October 28th, 2008, 2:58 pm EDT
I went up to winterize my cabin on Sunday and of course brought along a rod and a few flies. The river was falling with suspended turbidity but I did manage a very nice end of season fish that should help to keep me looking forward, God willing, to the 2009 season. I might be done with the Delaware for 2008 but there are always Erie steelhead .

Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Martinlf on Oct 29, 2008October 29th, 2008, 5:04 pm EDT
Streamer?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Kinzua
W. PA

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Kinzua on Nov 2, 2008November 2nd, 2008, 1:20 am EST
Any bugs? Any risers?
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Nov 4, 2008November 4th, 2008, 5:16 pm EST
To Louis,

Yes.

To Kinzua,

Lots of #22 & #24 BWO, good numbers of caddis, and a surprising number of Trico spinners - however I saw no rises.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Martinlf on Nov 5, 2008November 5th, 2008, 9:50 am EST
Nice fish, Matt.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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