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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.

Case view of a Pycnopsyche guttifera (Limnephilidae) (Great Autumn Brown Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
It's only barely visible in one of my pictures, but I confirmed under the microscope that this one has a prosternal horn and the antennae are mid-way between the eyes and front of the head capsule.

I'm calling this one Pycnopsyche, but it's a bit perplexing. It seems to key definitively to at least Couplet 8 of the Key to Genera of Limnephilidae Larvae. That narrows it down to three genera, and the case seems wrong for the other two. The case looks right for Pycnopsyche, and it fits one of the key characteristics: "Abdominal sternum II without chloride epithelium and abdominal segment IX with only single seta on each side of dorsal sclerite." However, the characteristic "metanotal sa1 sclerites not fused, although often contiguous" does not seem to fit well. Those sclerites sure look fused to me, although I can make out a thin groove in the touching halves in the anterior half under the microscope. Perhaps this is a regional variation.

The only species of Pycnopsyche documented in Washington state is Pycnopsyche guttifera, and the colors and markings around the head of this specimen seem to match very well a specimen of that species from Massachusetts on Bugguide. So I am placing it in that species for now.

Whatever species this is, I photographed another specimen of seemingly the same species from the same spot a couple months later.
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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Flymom on Jun 29, 2012June 29th, 2012, 6:45 am EDT

Plan for the Biggest Fly Fishing Weekend of the Summer…anywhere in the world of fly fishing. August 3-7. Summerfest, Anglers Market, Jubilee Weekend, The Hardy Cup Bamboo Rod Casting Competition, and now two more : 1. The Reelsmithing Workshop with Michael Hackney and 2. Bamboo Rod Making Workshop with Hardy ‘makers’ Tom Moran and Calum Gladstone
Friday August 3, from 10 AM –early afternoon. -- An opportunity to make your own fly reel in a Reelsmithing Workshop with The Eclectic Angler, Michael in the Paul Dahlie Education Center.
No previous metalworking experience is required to take the workshop -- just a desire to make a fly reel and willingness to use a little elbow grease and get a little dirty. All necessary tools are provided. Participants will build one of Michael’s newest, and attractive reels. The 3-inch diameter reel will feature a click drag system, hold 90 feet of 4-weight fly line, and handle 25 yards of backing. Participants will receive a “Ported Aluminum Reel” kit and walk out with a functioning reel. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity.
The fee for the reel-making workshop is $125. The program is limited to 25 participants. Pre-registration is required. Please contact the Center at 845-439-4810 or send an email to flyfish@catskill.net .
Monday and Tuesday- August 6 & 7
“Inside A Split Bamboo Machine Shop” A two day workshop designed for every level of interest in bamboo rodmakeing from Enthusiasts to expert.

Join Hardy World Class English Rodmakers Tom Moran and Calum Gladstone and collaborating US support team including CFFCM’s Rodmaking Workshop Coordinator Mike Canazon and Trustee Tim Abbott with others to explore the inner workings of a Bamboo Rodmakers Machine Shop.

Detailed demonstrations will accompany each component and following topic: 1.Cane selection: Traditional resources,Node matching (volumes and constancy) and proper storage. 2.Splitting the cane: tools and techniques 3.Filing and compressing nodes 4.Rough Milling 5.Taper Milling 6. Flame or blond? 7.Gluing 8.Finishing
A special presentation on the use of mills with detailed photos and video of the mills used at Hardy’s and those of the USA, including a side seminar about taper control and setting up from graphs to actual taper cutting
Discussion on each of these topics will be paced by the questions and interests of the specific group of attendees.

Highlights will include the history, comparison and casting of both the original CC de France and the Centenary Limited Edition released this year.

Pre Registration Required, Limited to 20, 2 day fee $225 includes family style meals Monday- Lunch & Dinner, Tuesday- continental Breakfast & Lunch.

This huge event is located 1031 Old Route 17 Livingston Manor, NY 12758

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