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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.

Artistic view of a Perlodidae (Springflies and Yellow Stones) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to lead to Couplet 35 of the Key to Genera of Perlodidae Nymphs and the genus Isoperla, but I'm skeptical that's correct based on the general look. I need to get it under the microscope to review several choices in the key, and it'll probably end up a different Perlodidae.
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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Crickaddict
North Georgia

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Crickaddict on Aug 27, 2006August 27th, 2006, 5:46 am EDT
I'm in the market for a river rated pontoon, any suggestions?
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Taxon on Aug 27, 2006August 27th, 2006, 9:15 am EDT
Crickaddict-

I would certainly want an aluminum frame and pontoons at least 9" long. Other than that, you get pretty much what you pay for. How much were you thinking of spending?
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Roger Rohrbeck
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Massflyfish
Southborough, MA

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Massflyfish on Sep 12, 2006September 12th, 2006, 2:37 am EDT
I have both a 9 foot Waterskeeter for rivers and a Watermaster. the Watermaster is by far and away the best. After I bought one, 6 other friends also purchased one. You can find them at http://www.kickboat.com

If I can figure out how to post a picture of us using them I will. Went down class 3 rapids on the Madison and Green without any problems. They also pack down to a backpack. Six of us packed them for trips with no additional cost on the airplane.

I have also floated the East Outlet and the West Branch of the Penobscot with them. Truly outstanding.

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Troutnut on Sep 12, 2006September 12th, 2006, 3:09 am EDT
That watermaster does look pretty cool.

I eventually want to get a small fishing kayak, instead of a pontoon, because I know I would want to use it on at least one river where inflatable craft aren't allowed (the Bois Brule in Wisconsin).
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
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