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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 Pycnopsyche guttifera (Limnephilidae) (Great Autumn Brown Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen appears to be of the same species as this one collected in the same spot two months earlier. The identification of both is tentative. This one suffered some physical damage before being photographed, too, so the colors aren't totally natural. I was mostly photographing it to test out some new camera setting idea, which worked really well for a couple of closeups.
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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Jmd123 has attached these 11 pictures. The message is below.
Big fat hybrid sunfish (pumpkinseed x green) from Clark's Marsh - on a #10 Joe's Hopper
LATE black-eyed Susan
Cooke Pond Shoreline
It waits...
11" perch on a #10 yellow-and-gold KBF
The lower Au Sable
Burning bushes in front of my house
Parasol mushroom (Lepiota procera)
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Jmd123 on Oct 11, 2011October 11th, 2011, 11:08 am EDT
The Autumn season is upon us here in northern lower MI, but you wouldn't know it from the Summer-like temperatures! Or the continued presence of biting insects...but Old Man Winter isn't too far away now so we have to enjoy fall while it's here. So I have posted a few shots from my local adventures, including a few fishing holes, for you all to enjoy.

Okay, I know, I know...WHERE'S THE FREAKING SALMON??? I'm working on it, guys...and the big perch came from a lake that has rainbows in it, but the 'bows were just little dinkers, 6-8" and not really worthy of photography. I'll be back there soon, though, and if that hoped-for 15-incher makes it into the net, you'll see it on here.

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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Oldredbarn on Oct 11, 2011October 11th, 2011, 12:34 pm EDT
Nice stuff Jonathon! It looks like we might have waited too long for our trip north! It appears to be peaking up your way.

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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Colorado

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PaulRoberts on Oct 13, 2011October 13th, 2011, 8:34 am EDT
Very nice, Jonathan.
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Motrout on Oct 13, 2011October 13th, 2011, 8:40 am EDT
Very nice pictures of a very pretty pond. I too have been getting out quite a bit, enjoying the fall colors and the last good warm-water fishing of the year. I love October, I think it's easily the best month of the year!
"I don't know what fly fishing teaches us, but I think it's something we need to know."-John Gierach
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