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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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Jim584th
Candia, NH

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Jim584th on Feb 20, 2010February 20th, 2010, 7:35 am EST
While fishing in Bristol, NH on February 18th, we saw four stoneflies walking on the sun side of small trees.
About 1/2 inches long, dark grey to black.Any ideas about patterns?
Jim
jim
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Feb 20, 2010February 20th, 2010, 2:08 pm EST
Try a very simple black body, clear antron or zlon trude style wing, and black hackle.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
CharlieSawd
St. Michael, Minnesota

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CharlieSawd on Feb 20, 2010February 20th, 2010, 5:25 pm EST
This is a pattern I ripped off from a basic stimulator has been a very effective pattern here in the Driftless for little black stones.
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Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: Black goose biot
Body: Black straw, over tapered black dry fly dubbing
Body Hackle: Black
Rib: Fine black wire
Wing: Black CDC under grey antron
Thorax: Tapered black dry fly dubbing
Thorax Hackle: Grizzly
Antennae: Black microfiber
Charlie Sawdey
www.driftlessflybox.com
Jim584th
Candia, NH

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Jim584th on Feb 22, 2010February 22nd, 2010, 8:59 am EST
Thanks Guys,
I appreciate your help.
Jim
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