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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.

Lateral view of a Onocosmoecus (Limnephilidae) (Great Late-Summer Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen keys pretty easily to Onocosmoecus, and it closely resembles a specimen from Alaska which caddis expert Dave Ruiter recognized as this genus. As with that specimen, the only species in the genus documented in this area is Onocosmoecus unicolor, but Dave suggested for that specimen that there might be multiple not-yet-distinguished species under the unicolor umbrella and it would be best to stick with the genus-level ID. I'm doing the same for 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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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Jul 7, 2007July 7th, 2007, 5:03 am EDT
Shawn (and Casey) for my wet-footed sprint out of the Beaver/Espy property that evening on the J. (I was worried about keeping Shawn and his brother waiting) I found a sturdy stick that saved my neck and ankles several times in the dark.

JW. I found an inexpensive red LED hat light, and a Loon UV light, both of which I used one evening in the Gamelands. I don't know if the glow spinner helped me hook the 16 inch brown that took the wet sulphur dropped off the spinner's bend, but the red light and the Loon UV to activate worked like a charm, keeping my night vision intact and quickly charging the fly. Thanks for helping work this out. Those Falling Spring spinner eaters will be toast next season. I'm assuming the lower stream and your spot is over for the year, but we'll need to do some more field testing next June for sure. That is unless you know of a spot to try after a day of Trico and terrestrial fishing. I do have some 18's.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
JOHNW on Jul 7, 2007July 7th, 2007, 10:02 am EDT
There are some bugs on the upper water yet!
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn

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