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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 Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
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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Feathers5
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Feathers5 on Jul 3, 2013July 3rd, 2013, 4:56 am EDT
Is there a fly shop in or very near Rome, Italy?
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Oldredbarn on Jul 6, 2013July 6th, 2013, 8:01 am EDT
Good luck! Back in 1996 when my wife and I visited Rome we were there to visit with her cousin who was then the president of the World Food Program. At dinner I explained I had been looking for Benecchi thread while I was in Italy...The next day she had her staff looking around for the stuff and they struck out.

This was pre internet etc, so you may have better luck than they did...

The thread was probably used in the making of clothes originally and may be from near Milan...There are more trout streams up that way too.

Bruce, IMHO, your time in Rome could be better spent doing just about anything other than hanging around a fly shop...If you have seen one you have seen them all.

Be a good Supplicant and visit the Sistine Chapel. :)
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
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Martinlf on Jul 7, 2013July 7th, 2013, 5:42 am EDT
Certainly, Bruce:

http://www.crazyfly.it

Tight lines,
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Oldredbarn on Jul 7, 2013July 7th, 2013, 7:13 am EDT
Good job Louis! Now you'll have to translate for Bruce. ;)
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
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