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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.

Dorsal view of a Limnephilidae (Giant Sedges) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive ID.
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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FisherOfMen
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NY

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FisherOfMen on Dec 8, 2012December 8th, 2012, 3:16 pm EST
It's been awhile since I've had the opportunity to be on Troutnut, or even fly fish... the price to pay to be in the U.S. ARMY

So I graduated as 11C Infantry and I'm going to Korea in January, which gives me 28 days to fly fish here in New York.

I live 1.5 hours from the Salmon River, where I hear there's some pretty good winter steelheading. If anyone has had any experience or info on Winter Steelheading, esp. in the Salmon River I'd like any and all tips you can give me b/c I'm a complete newbie! Thanks!
"Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught." -Author Unknown

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -Edmund Burke
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Fairbanks, Alaska

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GldstrmSam on Dec 9, 2012December 9th, 2012, 8:01 pm EST
Hi FisherofMen,

It's great to see you back on here for a while. I was just wondering the other day where you have been.
I'm sorry that I don't have any help for you. I just want to say best wishes to you, your fly fishing, and your deployment.

Samuel

There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. ~Patrick F. McManus
FisherOfMen
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NY

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FisherOfMen on Dec 12, 2012December 12th, 2012, 9:08 am EST
Thanks, Sam

But not to worry, I think I'm actually going to stop resisting the cold, lay the fly rod to rest... and pick up the ol' scattergun to track down some birds this time around :)

Hmm... I wonder what kind of flyfishing there is in South Korea. I did a little research and they have some native "Cherry trout" at least.

We'll see!
"Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught." -Author Unknown

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -Edmund Burke
PaulRoberts
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Colorado

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PaulRoberts on Dec 13, 2012December 13th, 2012, 6:59 am EST
If the weather stays warm, you might want to put in a day on the river. December is the month when steelies are apt to make a big showing. Fish an active fly and start casting before you get in the water. They lay right along shorelines as well as "out in the middle".

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