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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 Zapada cinctipes (Nemouridae) (Tiny Winter Black) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Nymphs of this species were fairly common in late-winter kick net samples from the upper Yakima River. Although I could not find a key to species of Zapada nymphs, a revision of the Nemouridae family by Baumann (1975) includes the following helpful sentence: "2 cervical gills on each side of midline, 1 arising inside and 1 outside of lateral cervical sclerites, usually single and elongate, sometimes constricted but with 3 or 4 branches arising beyond gill base in Zapada cinctipes." This specimen clearly has the branches and is within the range of that species.
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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Mcjames
Cortland Manor, NY

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Mcjames on Feb 16, 2011February 16th, 2011, 3:04 am EST
I will be up there skiin next week... should i bring a rod?? or am I dreaming
I am haunted by waters
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Colorado

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PaulRoberts on Feb 16, 2011February 16th, 2011, 6:15 am EST
Brrrrrrrr... Got snowshoes?
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Feb 16, 2011February 16th, 2011, 9:44 am EST

Are there any spring creeks in the area? We're getting a warming here in PA, and depending on the weather you just might get into a fish or two. I've also had luck with brookies mid-winter, even in barely above freezing weather. They'll smack a black wooly bugger twitched downstream. Tight lines!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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