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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 Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
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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GoofusBug
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GoofusBug on Mar 20, 2009March 20th, 2009, 12:49 pm EDT
[This from and article on English chalk streams from the latest issue of Forbes Life March 2009]

Like many a first-time American visitor to the river, I had certain questions about the etiquette. "Now what is it exactly we do and don't do here?," I asked Peter Rippin (who)organizes angling trips for clients to English chalk streams. "Well, for a start, you won't need your waders here. We fish from a path along the bank. Cast only to rising trout. Upstream, and only with dry flies," he said.




What do you think of this kind of fishing and etiquette?
Taxon
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Taxon on Mar 20, 2009March 20th, 2009, 1:43 pm EDT
GoofusBug-

What is think is:

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do." St. Ambrose, 387 A.D.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
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CaseyP on Mar 21, 2009March 21st, 2009, 4:44 am EDT
what Taxon said. England is a really small place and some of its funny ideas are an attempt to preserve what is there from overuse. there is an amazing thread through all the hobbies and pastimes of making it harder than it need be. that way it takes longer to do. success is not necessarily completion, but participation.

and those rules are not universal. in Yorkshire it's different. one wades, one can often bring home a fish or two for dinner if you want to (most people don't), and while all the water is "owned", most places sell day tickets at the post office. pricey, but the fishing is really neat.

yes, it's different, and that's why people go there.


"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra

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