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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 Holocentropus (Polycentropodidae) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to tentatively key to Holocentropus, although I can't make out the anal spines in Couplet 7 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae nor the dark bands in Couplet 4 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae, making me wonder if I went wrong somewhere in keying it out. I don't see where that could have happened, though. It might also be that it's a very immature larva and doesn't possess all the identifying characteristics in the key yet. If Holocentropus is correct, then Holocentropus flavus and Holocentropus interruptus are the two likely possibilities based on range, but I was not able to find a description of their 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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JAD
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Alexandria Pa

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JAD on Feb 10, 2009February 10th, 2009, 2:22 am EST
Twaz a beautiful spring day, I guessed right figuring the thaw would be slow at Erie.

Great fishing.
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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Shawnny3 on Feb 10, 2009February 10th, 2009, 10:17 am EST
Wow.

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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Feb 10, 2009February 10th, 2009, 2:09 pm EST
Jad,

Water looks quite low - is that where you caught the steelies? Did you by chance see what Elk looked like?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Northwestern Pennsylvania

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Flags on Feb 17, 2009February 17th, 2009, 2:12 am EST
Jad.........that looks like Four Mile Creek........am I close?

Flags
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Martinlf on Feb 17, 2009February 17th, 2009, 5:45 pm EST
Nice hat, John.
"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 Feb 19, 2009February 19th, 2009, 9:16 am EST
Louis
I would try to sell my hat to you -Except---
You have one like it.

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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