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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.

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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GearTheory
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GearTheory on May 7, 2013May 7th, 2013, 11:33 am EDT
I used to have a fishin hat identical to the one Art Lee wears in his photos... big long spoon bill (green) with no neck guard...

there are similar ones out there... but I am really looking for a match..

anyone know where one might be found ?
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Entoman
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Northern CA & ID

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Entoman on May 7, 2013May 7th, 2013, 3:32 pm EDT
Yeah, cool hat. I think it's the old style billfisher's hat. Ernest Hemingway and Zane Grey used to wear them as well. I think I've seen them on a non-fly fishing saltwater site. Spend a little time trolling in that genre to see what turns up.
"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
GearTheory
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GearTheory on May 9, 2013May 9th, 2013, 6:10 pm EDT
Thanks Mack.

I found what is called the original "Oysterman" black bill but close enough.

There was a better match as far as color on ebay but used.

Mikey

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GearTheory on May 13, 2013May 13th, 2013, 3:44 am EDT
Quaker Marine. Though it has a black bill it is very close, dull underside with shiny top (of bill).

http://quakermarine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=252&zenid=c357f4bcd0f67845f0ed48aabfd90c2d
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on May 13, 2013May 13th, 2013, 8:00 am EDT
Speaking of Mr. Art Lee what has happened to him? He seems to have fallen off the fly fishing scene for quite a number of years. I used to see him very often on the lower East Branch with his buddy Galen Mercer. Anyone know what Art is doing these days?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Lastchance
Portage, PA

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Lastchance on May 13, 2013May 13th, 2013, 3:24 pm EDT
If that's Art Lee's hat you better give it back to him.
Catskilljon
Upstate NY

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Catskilljon on Feb 22, 2014February 22nd, 2014, 4:29 pm EST
Speaking of Mr. Art Lee what has happened to him? He seems to have fallen off the fly fishing scene for quite a number of years. I used to see him very often on the lower East Branch with his buddy Galen Mercer. Anyone know what Art is doing these days?


Matt,

I see him up there [catskills] every now and then, he is still kickin! Shows up at the dinners sometimes but I don't think he does much fishing anymore. CJ

ps...how are you doing?
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Wbranch on Feb 23, 2014February 23rd, 2014, 12:41 am EST
Hello John,

"I don't think he does much fishing anymore. CJ"

I'm feeling very good and thanks for asking. That is a big surprise. He used to fish all over. He especially loved Atlantic salmon and chasing big trout on the upper & lower East Branch. I'm fishing more now at 70 than I was in the earlier years and I expect to continue to do so for as long as I'm able to cast a fly rod.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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