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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.

Dorsal view of a Ephemerella mucronata (Ephemerellidae) Mayfly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This is an interesting one. Following the keys in Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019) and Jacobus et al. (2014), it keys clearly to Ephemerella. Jacobus et al provide a key to species, but some of the characteristics are tricky to interpret without illustrations. If I didn't make any mistakes, this one keys to Ephemerella mucronata, which has not previously been reported any closer to here than Montana and Alberta. The main character seems to fit well: "Abdominal terga with prominent, paired, subparallel, spiculate ridges." Several illustrations or descriptions of this holarctic species from the US and Europe seem to match, including the body length, tarsal claws and denticles, labial palp, and gill shapes. These sources include including Richard Allen's original description of this species in North America under the now-defunct name E. moffatae in Allen RK (1977) and the figures in this description of the species in Italy.
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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Flyfisher06 on Jun 10, 2007June 10th, 2007, 1:13 pm EDT
Can someone please explain how to post photos I would like to give it a try if I catch anything worth while also can you copy a photo ofa nice fish into a sreensaver or background and if so how is that accomplished
one more question if someone has posted a fish I really think is pretty am I allowed to use that what is the procedure Thanks Todd
IF I am not flyfishing or bird hunting I must be doing something bad like working !!
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Chris_3g on Jun 11, 2007June 11th, 2007, 5:53 am EDT

When you go to add a topic to the Photography Forum, there should be two boxes below where you type your message. One says "Save and Add Pictures," and the other says "Submit Post." Just click on the "Save and Add Pictures" button, and you'll be able to browse to the picture on your hard drive and add a caption if so desired.

As far as the two pictures I posted as well as any I might post in the future, I have no problems with you using them.

Jason has a lot of pictures formatted in the common wallpaper sizes under the "Desktop Backgrounds" link at the top of the main page. The fastest way to set pictures as your background is to right click on them and click the "Set as Desktop Background" option. Another way is to actually save the picture on your hard drive, right click on your desktop, select the "Properties" option, and then select the picture your desktop background.

Hope that helps.

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Flyfisher06 on Jun 11, 2007June 11th, 2007, 2:26 pm EDT
thanks Chris Ill try that as soon as I can take a respectable picture
IF I am not flyfishing or bird hunting I must be doing something bad like working !!

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