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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 Limnephilidae (Giant Sedges) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive ID.
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 May 16, 2011May 16th, 2011, 7:07 pm EDT
Now i know that everyone here on troutnut gets tired from time to time of all the reading that we do for each other..so i decided id give all you guys and girls some more pictures to look at ha ;) These are just a few of the beautiful wild fish i recently encountered, and boy oh boy did i have to work for them! But you know what they say, hard work sure does pay off.
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
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Jmd123 on May 16, 2011May 16th, 2011, 9:34 pm EDT
DANG, Jesse!! Where is that?? Funny thing, that pipeline reminds me of the Chattahoochee River in the Atlanta, GA area. I fished that myself in 2002 and caught some nice rainbows & brownies, but not THAT big!! Bigger than that first little dude though, pretty as it is...Well done Sir!!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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Troutnut on May 16, 2011May 16th, 2011, 10:17 pm EDT
Nice fish, and nice pictures!
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Oldredbarn on May 17, 2011May 17th, 2011, 6:49 am EDT
Jess,

I have seen enough of your previous undergraduate work to believe you may be just about ready to begin working on your Brown Trout Masters here on the Au Sable...I think my fellow Michiganders on this site would agree with me that they can be tough...They don't like playing much in the daylight and won't move more than a quarter inch from logs that are up under overhanging cedars,or they stay hidden up under under-cut banks, but we feel that once you can catch Browns here consistantly you just about have it made anywhere else.

Consider this a letter of acceptance to Brown Trout U...:)

Salvelinus fontinalis! Brings tears to my eyes! That's why us old-school Michigan river-rats feel Rube Babbitt was a visionary and should be nominated for sainthood! He, he!

Spence

"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
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PaulRoberts on May 18, 2011May 18th, 2011, 8:43 am EDT
Awesome!

What are the particulars on those browns? Not the location, the story... I'll try a guess... spring high water and...yellow streamers?
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Jesse on May 19, 2011May 19th, 2011, 4:58 pm EDT
Well as you know i cant say much ha, but your right about the spring time..late spring though only a couple of weeks ago and no they werent on yellow streamers. Most of them actually werent caught on streamers at all. Nymphs and dries.
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
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JohanB on Jun 14, 2011June 14th, 2011, 4:31 am EDT
Glad to see your trip is going well buddy! keep us updated in your findings. and from a friend to a friend be breezy!
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