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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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Patcrisci
Lagrangeville, NY

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Patcrisci on Mar 26, 2009March 26th, 2009, 6:53 am EDT
WOW --- These are some great deals!!!
Pat Crisci
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Canada

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Janvier1 on Mar 25, 2015March 25th, 2015, 4:25 am EDT
And about Chines reels? since two eayrs I use them.. the cheap at $20-30. I catcth at more 3 pound trout. And the job is done. Aluminium reel, honest drag. I have Tica reel..for me realy bad. I have Okuma SLV, good one as chinese.
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New Hampshire USA

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Johncl on Mar 26, 2015March 26th, 2015, 3:05 pm EDT
Okuma SLV great little reel under $100 with an extra spool.
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Martinlf on Apr 14, 2020April 14th, 2020, 4:38 pm EDT
Bumping this up for the guy asking about a reel.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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New Mexico

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Red_green_h on May 1, 2020May 1st, 2020, 1:49 am EDT
If you don't mind Chinese made stuff try Piscifun. I've picked up a couple of their reels and have pleasantly surprised. They are machined aluminum. The most expensive reel is right around $100. I also have a few Redington Crosswaters that I like, cheap and expendable.
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on May 1, 2020May 1st, 2020, 8:52 am EDT
I just looked up the Piscifun web site and there are about six fly reel models, in various line sizes, from about $35 - $100. They appear to be nice looking reels although I have no idea of the workmanship.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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New Mexico

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Red_green_h on May 2, 2020May 2nd, 2020, 3:37 am EDT
I have a 5/6 Sword, 3/4 Sword 2, and a 5/6 Crest. I really like the Sword 2. I have it paired with 7'6" 3 weight Redington Path rod. It's becoming my new favorite setup. I fished the Jemez River yesterday and loved how it performed. Didn't catch anything but man it was great to get out.
The Crest reel is a nice reel. The only thing i don't like about it is that the spool disingages by "popping off" the spool. But everything is sealed. If i were to do it again i would buy the Platte instead.
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on May 2, 2020May 2nd, 2020, 5:28 am EDT
Red_green wrote,

The only thing i don't like about it is that the spool disingages by "popping off"


That is pretty much how all the Lamson spools are removed. You hold the reel with two hands with the spool facing down. Put your thumbs into the ports on the housing and press down firmly until the spool is freed. Keep your undex fingers under the spool so it doesn't fall out on the floor or ground. I've had Lamson's for over twenty years and never had a problem. I guess I just got used to it. Great reel. I have a 1.5 Litespeed and a Speedster.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Red_green_h
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New Mexico

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Red_green_h on May 2, 2020May 2nd, 2020, 7:17 am EDT


That is pretty much how all the Lamson spools are removed.


That's interesting. Here I thought it was just a cheap Chinese trick. I'm actually relieved a little.

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