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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.

Artistic view of a Perlodidae (Springflies and Yellow Stones) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to lead to Couplet 35 of the Key to Genera of Perlodidae Nymphs and the genus Isoperla, but I'm skeptical that's correct based on the general look. I need to get it under the microscope to review several choices in the key, and it'll probably end up a different Perlodidae.
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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Report at a Glance

General RegionWestern Sweden
Dates Fished21 july
Fish CaughtTrout
Conditions & HatchesSunny and Caddis

Details and Discussion


Posts: 95
Shanti on Jul 23, 2012July 23rd, 2012, 1:03 am EDT
Me and a good friend went up to one of our favorite spots.
This river I fish almost two times a week.
It's special because sight fishing is not so common around here.
As usual, my friend likes to take his cameras with him.
At the end of the video you can see how hard they slammed our flies, that fish actually broke me off at the take, I didn't miss the strike. And he was not that big either.


Somewhere, right now, a fish is rising.
And you´re at the computer..
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Flatstick96 on Jul 23, 2012July 23rd, 2012, 8:53 am EDT
That was a really cool video, thanks for sharing it.
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Jul 23, 2012July 23rd, 2012, 9:32 am EDT
Good fishing!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Portage, PA

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Lastchance on Jul 23, 2012July 23rd, 2012, 2:48 pm EDT
Interesting video. I liked it.
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on Jul 23, 2012July 23rd, 2012, 4:07 pm EDT
That was very fun, especially the hit and break-off at the very end! Looks like a nice caddis hatch as well.

Right now it's 91 F and windy - no fly fishing for me tonight. But last night...well, I'll have a picture posted shortly...

Thanks for the video!

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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Shanti on Jul 24, 2012July 24th, 2012, 2:58 am EDT
Thanks everyone, I'll let the film maker know you liked it.
If water levels stays like this the coming weeks will be interesting.
The hatch was great.
Somewhere, right now, a fish is rising.
And you´re at the computer..
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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on Jul 26, 2012July 26th, 2012, 7:48 am EDT

Just watched your vid. Nice visual for what it's all about and how it's done.

"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
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PaulRoberts on Jul 26, 2012July 26th, 2012, 9:15 am EDT

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Shanti on Jul 28, 2012July 28th, 2012, 5:34 am EDT
Thanks you Spence and Paul for those kind words!
Somewhere, right now, a fish is rising.
And you´re at the computer..
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Helena Montana

Posts: 115
Aaron7_8 on Aug 1, 2012August 1st, 2012, 6:05 pm EDT
That is some good fly fishing video. Thanks for sharing.

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