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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

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.

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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Jesse on Apr 18, 2010April 18th, 2010, 7:08 am EDT
These were a few of the beautiful fish that i have been lucky enough to get the oportunity to cast to since being out west. The first two rainbows were actually false spawners that i caught while on the journey up the Missouri River. They were super fun to catch! The brown trout has been my largest fish landed since i have been in Montana. I managed to catch him in a small runoff creek from the Bitterroot River. The underwater picture was also a beautiful brown from that same creek. He stuck around for a while, but was eager to get back to the shelter of his lie.
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
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Jmd123 on Apr 18, 2010April 18th, 2010, 7:42 am EDT
Those are beautiful, Jesse! Well done.

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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