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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 Holocentropus (Polycentropodidae) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to tentatively key to Holocentropus, although I can't make out the anal spines in Couplet 7 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae nor the dark bands in Couplet 4 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae, making me wonder if I went wrong somewhere in keying it out. I don't see where that could have happened, though. It might also be that it's a very immature larva and doesn't possess all the identifying characteristics in the key yet. If Holocentropus is correct, then Holocentropus flavus and Holocentropus interruptus are the two likely possibilities based on range, but I was not able to find a description of their larvae.
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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Central New York

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Al514 on Feb 9, 2012February 9th, 2012, 5:16 pm EST
For multiple reasons, I have been away from this forum for a while. I still see some familiar names around, and the new template of the site looks great. It's finally updated too! Lots of new pictures and bugs to look at :-)

Anyways, I'm going to try and be on here more again and its good to still see quality content.
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Caledonia MN/LaCrosse WI

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Minnesota on Feb 9, 2012February 9th, 2012, 8:43 pm EST
I can't wait to get out in the water myself. My oldest son is 6 now, and old enough to come along and peek under rocks with me. Maybe even get a can of corn and catch some stocked trout. Teaching my children to fly fish is going to be such a blessing, and so much fun for me.
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Feb 10, 2012February 10th, 2012, 8:46 am EST
Welcome back, Artie.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

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Portage, PA

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Lastchance on Feb 11, 2012February 11th, 2012, 5:30 am EST
Hey Artie, at least give us one reason you haven't been on here. Hee! Hee!

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