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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 Pycnopsyche guttifera (Limnephilidae) (Great Autumn Brown Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen appears to be of the same species as this one collected in the same spot two months earlier. The identification of both is tentative. This one suffered some physical damage before being photographed, too, so the colors aren't totally natural. I was mostly photographing it to test out some new camera setting idea, which worked really well for a couple of closeups.
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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Lupe21 on May 29, 2013May 29th, 2013, 5:28 pm EDT
hey guys I am new here, I am a big bass fisherman, but have always wanted to get into fly fishing as I live about an hour from good trout spots now I do fish for trout but when I do Is just use a open face reel and ultra lite rod recently I purchased a hardy the perfect 3 1/8 fly reel, I gave 10 bucks for the thing, from what I understand it would be better to put this up, are these good little reels and I are they worth anything, also if you where to fish it what all purpose fly rod for around 100-200 would you get for it

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Lupe21 on May 29, 2013May 29th, 2013, 5:30 pm EDT
http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/119124-vintage-fly-reels/ I could not figure out how to post pictures but here is a link to where I did post pictures of it
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Martin595 on Jul 5, 2013July 5th, 2013, 11:31 pm EDT
The vintage reel is very strong and useful in number of ways. As it has the knurled metal knob, metal spool case and spool, and paperwork.
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Martinlf on Jul 6, 2013July 6th, 2013, 5:05 am EDT
Lupe, it looks like we missed your rod question. I've become a fan of Temple Fork and Cabela's rods. Some of my wealthier brethren may, as I once did, look down on these less expensive rods, but they've served me well. I mostly fish a BT rod, but these are no longer available. Try to cast some different rods to see what feels right to you. Some consider an 8.5 foot 5 weight a good all around rod. I'm using longer rods (up to 10' for nymphing) generally, so I like a 9' rod. Perhaps someone familiar with the reel will suggest a line weight it will match with.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Gus on Jul 13, 2013July 13th, 2013, 3:48 pm EDT
The Temple forks are great rods and at a great price. I'm going to agree with Martinlf, a 5 wt in the 8.5 to 9 foot range.
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