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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.

Lateral view of a Onocosmoecus (Limnephilidae) (Great Late-Summer Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen keys pretty easily to Onocosmoecus, and it closely resembles a specimen from Alaska which caddis expert Dave Ruiter recognized as this genus. As with that specimen, the only species in the genus documented in this area is Onocosmoecus unicolor, but Dave suggested for that specimen that there might be multiple not-yet-distinguished species under the unicolor umbrella and it would be best to stick with the genus-level ID. I'm doing the same for this one.
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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General RegionMunster Ireland
Specific LocationCo.Limerick
Dates Fished22nd May
Time of DayNoon
Fish CaughtBrown trout
Conditions & HatchesOvercast with light rain on and off
No hatches
Dark colour on the water
See fish swimming just under the surface

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Sla9104 on May 29, 2014May 29th, 2014, 5:51 pm EDT
Just want to share a pic of a nice 1lb 4oz Brownie out of a canal.
Tried everything in the box for a hour at some fish i could see swimming past and the followed alot but always turned away so i put on a size 10 longshank goldhead lure with a black maribu and flash tail, black perl fritz body and gold bead for the head.
after 4 or 5 casts and stripping the fly across this fishes mouth he finally decided to swallow it
Nice fight too
9ft 6 rod 6wt line
4lb flurocarbon leader
A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it." ~by Arnold Gingrich~
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on May 29, 2014May 29th, 2014, 6:15 pm EDT
Well done, Chris! Nice looking fish too, a bit different from the brown trout we have here in North America, which I believe are primarily transplanted from Germany and Scotland. You folks on the "other side of the pond" have a much greater diversity of brown trout. Though, we make up for it out west with a wide variety of subspecies and races of cutthroat and rainbow trout. Keep showing us what you catch!

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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PaulRoberts on May 30, 2014May 30th, 2014, 2:29 pm EDT
Nice! When they are cruising it can be tough to cover them. Getting them to chase, if they will, is a good idea. WTG!
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Sla9104 on May 31, 2014May 31st, 2014, 6:09 am EDT
Iv been fly fishing other parts of europe but im set on fly fishing some of the ledgendary spots in the u.s.

Il upload some of the places im blessed to fish over here

They just seemed to be sunbathing that day paul and when they do that i always found it best to play on there instinct to just grab something passing rather then try match flys they wernt even bothered to take... seems to work for me :)
A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it." ~by Arnold Gingrich~

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