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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 Skwala (Perlodidae) (Large Springfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This Skwala nymph still has a couple months left to go before hatching, but it's still a good representative of its species, which was extremely abundant in my sample for a stonefly of this size. It's obvious why the Yakima is known for its Skwala hatch.
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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rochester mn

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Dryfly on Mar 19, 2007March 19th, 2007, 1:39 pm EDT
gonzo heres the caddis without the case
without the case it is a bit smaller about 1.5 cm
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Troutnut on Mar 19, 2007March 19th, 2007, 2:13 pm EDT
If you've still got it, could you take a pic with it in the water, under a bright light but without the flash? Getting in closer if possible would also help a lot.

It's really hard to make out the important details of nymphs or larvae out of the water. Caddis larvae look as strange dry as a cat does soaking wet.
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Dryfly on Mar 19, 2007March 19th, 2007, 2:58 pm EDT
troutnut i'll try that
thanks for the tip
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Dryfly on Mar 20, 2007March 20th, 2007, 1:31 pm EDT
couldn't get a good enough picture oh well
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GONZO on Mar 20, 2007March 20th, 2007, 2:55 pm EDT
Nice try, anyway. You did a fine job of extracting the little bugger from its case without damage.

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