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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 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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FisherOfMen
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FisherOfMen on Feb 22, 2014February 22nd, 2014, 1:06 am EST
Hey guys I'm stationed in South Korea and limited to the buses/trains here (lower enlisted not allowed to have POV's)

I have decided that wading pants and boots will be the best bet... I will just wear them on the bus haha

But I will need a daypack or chest pack to fit all of my gear for the day! I want a pack with a larger back portion for lunch, etc and then smaller front pockets for actually fishing (fly boxes, tools etc.)

What do you guys think is the best bet for all of this gear considering I will need to ride a bus? In America I've just driven to the river and parked by the road... Something too many fisherman take for granted :p
"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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FisherOfMen on Feb 23, 2014February 23rd, 2014, 1:09 pm EST
As an edit to this post, i recently discovered tech vests!

I made a lowball offer for one (average of $150 is out of my price range) and surprisingly they let me have this one for $70!

In the mail now, will see how it works for my overseas-fishing situation
"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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Martinlf on Feb 23, 2014February 23rd, 2014, 1:34 pm EST
Sounds like quite an adventure. Keep us posted, and good luck!
"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 Feb 25, 2014February 25th, 2014, 11:41 am EST
Nice!
Would love to see some of your fish pics from South Korea.
And thank you for your service to our country!
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"By taking him fishing"

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PastorDave on Feb 26, 2014February 26th, 2014, 10:46 am EST
Hey I understand that the Korean word for fish means "water meat"!!!! I can't wait to hear of your fishing adventures!!! Good Luck!
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FisherOfMen on Feb 26, 2014February 26th, 2014, 1:02 pm EST
Lol hi dad...welcome to troutnut :p
"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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