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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 Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on May 6, 2010May 6th, 2010, 12:40 pm EDT
Two typical wild browns of ten over a two day period.

This brown is at least 19", maybe 20".


It's 16" from the butt plate to the accent wrap on the blank - makes this brown at least an honest 17".
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Dryfly
rochester mn

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Dryfly on May 6, 2010May 6th, 2010, 5:29 pm EDT
Those from Montana? ;)
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on May 6, 2010May 6th, 2010, 7:48 pm EDT
No, somewhere in Pennsylvania.
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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on May 7, 2010May 7th, 2010, 5:16 am EDT
Matt,

I knew you must of been out there hassling trout somewhere...You have been rather quiet here on the web...Who needs the virtual world when there's a real one out there to explore? A nice brace of trout there sir!

Spence

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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on May 7, 2010May 7th, 2010, 2:31 pm EDT
Yes, when bugs are on the water I am less active on forums and far more active on the water.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Jesse on May 10, 2010May 10th, 2010, 2:28 am EDT
SO GOOD to see those northeastern fish like that; alive, healthy, and beautiful. Nice job mate!
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