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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.

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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Caledonia MN/LaCrosse WI

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Minnesota on Jan 18, 2007January 18th, 2007, 7:59 pm EST
I see that most of you are from the east coast. Has anyone ever fished in the SE corner of Minnesota, LaCrosse Wi area. I was just curious. If anyone had any need for information on the area, i'd be more than happy to help ya out.
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Upnorth2 on Jan 18, 2007January 18th, 2007, 11:52 pm EST
Head to the Wisconsin Fly Fishing Page if I can post this here. Best forum for information like that.

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Brntrout on Feb 25, 2007February 25th, 2007, 11:34 am EST
Better yet go to http://www.mntu.org for real up to date info on fishing S.E.MN streams!
Rochester, Minnesota

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Pbaerman on May 4, 2007May 4th, 2007, 6:29 am EDT

I am new to this site and am a resident of Rochester MN, right in the heart of the SE Minnesota trout world. I am relatively new to the area and have fished, not a ton, sections of the White Water, Root (and its many branches, among other streams in the area. I am origionally from Michigan am trying to adjust to the new Fly Fishing Area. I would love to bounce some info back and forth. Hit me up any time.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~Henry David Thoreau

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