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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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16" cut
16" cut
Littleton, Colorado

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Sundula on Jul 3, 2007July 3rd, 2007, 7:32 pm EDT
Sight fishing is the key! Waiting for patroling fish. Didn't land many only 4 but the two in the pictures are 16". All released healthy and happy. Great stuff, the temps in Denver were in the high 90's the water has been too high for my taste. So what is a guy to do? Ah yes head to the high country. Sunny and 70 with clouds blowing in around 2pm typical stuff. Perfect.

western NC

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BxRxTxK on Jul 4, 2007July 4th, 2007, 2:32 am EDT
beautiful country and fish...
nice work...
Cortland Manor, NY

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Mcjames on Jul 5, 2007July 5th, 2007, 4:52 am EDT
fish are stunning.. thanks for sharing
I am haunted by waters
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Bellevue, WA

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Troutnut on Jul 18, 2007July 18th, 2007, 11:19 am EDT
Beautiful country!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
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State College, PA

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Smallstream on Jul 29, 2007July 29th, 2007, 7:33 am EDT
thats awesome, if only I could make it out west

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