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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.

Lateral view of a Female Sweltsa borealis (Chloroperlidae) (Boreal Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from Harris Creek in Washington
I was not fishing, but happened to be at an unrelated social event on a hill above this tiny creek (which I never even saw) when this stonefly flew by me. I assume it came from there. Some key characteristics are tricky to follow, but process of elimination ultimately led me to Sweltsa borealis. It is reassuringly similar to this specimen posted by Bob Newell years ago. It is also so strikingly similar to this nymph from the same river system that I'm comfortable identifying that nymph from this adult. I was especially pleased with the closeup photo of four mites parasitizing this one.
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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Awcire67
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Awcire67 on Feb 2, 2010February 2nd, 2010, 9:05 am EST
My name is Eric Anderson and I am starting a fly tying business in the Littleton Colorado area. I was wondering if there is anyone out there interested in giving some part time fly tying lessons at my shop. If so let me know what you would charge?

eric@resolutiondesign.com

thanks,
eric
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Wbranch on Feb 2, 2010February 2nd, 2010, 9:52 pm EST
Hello Eric,

"I am starting a fly tying business in the Littleton Colorado area."

I want to make sure that I understand your question - Are you starting a commercial fly tying business in the US? Do you want someone to teach your employees how to tie flies? If your starting a business I'd think you would want to teach them to tie flies your way. I'm sure that you must know that there are dozens of web site discount fly shops on the Internet where a fly fisher can buy top quality flies for $1.00 each. I've even seen some web sites offering some flies for $.89 each. These flies are tied outside of the United States. How can you expect to compete price wise with outfits like that?

Your contact at eric@resolutiondesign.com does not open when I try to locate it. I tried to look it up and Windows IE couldn't find it.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
RleeP
NW PA - Pennsylvania's Glacial Pothole Wonderland

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RleeP on Feb 3, 2010February 3rd, 2010, 2:04 am EST
>>Your contact at eric@resolutiondesign.com is bogus.>>

Whoa...

That's a little speedy on the trigger, IMO

The domain (resolutiondesign.com) is not bogus and the company is indeed in Littleton, according to the web site.

I propose we give the gentleman the benefit of the doubt before sending out the mob with the torches and clubs..
Wiflyfisher
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Wiflyfisher on Feb 3, 2010February 3rd, 2010, 3:43 am EST
I have emailed back and forth with Eric. He is very legit.
Falsifly
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Hayward, WI.

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Falsifly on Feb 3, 2010February 3rd, 2010, 4:02 am EST
Damn, to think I’m here twiddling my thumbs, when I could be in Colorado getting paid to give tying lessons. I’d even consider doing it for free, but I should take a few lessons myself first. I spent the entire ‘70’s living in Littleton, wow how things have changed.

Good luck Eric, and the next time I pass through maybe I’ll stop and say hello.
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
Wbranch
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Wbranch on Feb 3, 2010February 3rd, 2010, 4:09 am EST
I massaged my comment to be less hostile. However I "copied" the address and "pasted" it in the IE window and I got a message that is was unable to locate that address.

Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Taxon on Feb 3, 2010February 3rd, 2010, 5:37 am EST
However I "copied" the address and "pasted" it in the IE window and I got a message that is was unable to locate that address.


Matt-

Assuming I am understanding what you did, IE (or any other web browser) is only able to resolve a Uniform Resource Locator (URL). What Erik posted was an email address.

URL ==> http://resolutiondesign.com
Email address ==> eric@resolutiondesign.com
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
Wbranch
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Wbranch on Feb 3, 2010February 3rd, 2010, 12:29 pm EST
Ooooh! I thought it was a link to a web site. I've seen many addresses like that that go to a specific web address. My bad.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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