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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 Skwala (Perlodidae) (Large Springfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This Skwala nymph still has a couple months left to go before hatching, but it's still a good representative of its species, which was extremely abundant in my sample for a stonefly of this size. It's obvious why the Yakima is known for its Skwala hatch.
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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Trtklr
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Trtklr on May 23, 2009May 23rd, 2009, 9:30 am EDT
last year about this time i went to my local river and saw the trout feeding on the surface on small green worms. 1-2mm in diameter and 10-15mm long. i couldnt tell where they were coming from. honestly it looked like i could tie a short piece of bright green ribbing on a hook and catch fish. sorry i don't have a picture but i'm going out this week and i'm hoping to get one. has anyone encountered this?
I have seen nothing more beautiful than the sunrise on a cold stream.
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Konchu on May 23, 2009May 23rd, 2009, 12:09 pm EDT
sounds like caterpillars that dropped off of trees. some species go into a wandering phase before they pupate (go into the cocoon phase of their life cycle). I've been seeing black ones lately.
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Wbranch on May 23, 2009May 23rd, 2009, 12:39 pm EDT
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