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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.

Lateral view of a Female Sweltsa borealis (Chloroperlidae) (Boreal Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from Harris Creek in Washington
I was not fishing, but happened to be at an unrelated social event on a hill above this tiny creek (which I never even saw) when this stonefly flew by me. I assume it came from there. Some key characteristics are tricky to follow, but process of elimination ultimately led me to Sweltsa borealis. It is reassuringly similar to this specimen posted by Bob Newell years ago. It is also so strikingly similar to this nymph from the same river system that I'm comfortable identifying that nymph from this adult. I was especially pleased with the closeup photo of four mites parasitizing this one.
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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GldstrmSam
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Fairbanks, Alaska

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GldstrmSam on Feb 21, 2012February 21st, 2012, 11:56 am EST
I am looking for the post that has a link to the fly tying website that teaches how to weave embroidery thread. Sorry if I was not that clear, but that is all that I remembered from it.
There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. ~Patrick F. McManus
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Northern CA & ID

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Entoman on Feb 22, 2012February 22nd, 2012, 8:37 am EST
Hey Sam,

I think this is the thread you're looking for.

http://www.troutnut.com/topic/6478/Heeeeere-Fluffy

In the future, there are two ways you can find old threads.

1. If you contributed - Go to your personal profile page ("my home" button, just to the right of "Welcome...") and scroll through your topic list.

2. If you didn't contribute (or don't remember if you did) - go to the little box just below the "log out/my home" buttons. There enter in a key word (in this case embroidery) and click on the little google button.

Hope this helps!
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
GldstrmSam
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Fairbanks, Alaska

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GldstrmSam on Mar 3, 2012March 3rd, 2012, 1:08 pm EST
Thanks Kurt!
There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. ~Patrick F. McManus

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