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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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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Oct 1, 2014October 1st, 2014, 2:45 pm EDT
Hello all you PA fly fishers! Recently I saw in the PA Fish & Boat magazine that there will be a change in the trout stamp and Erie steelhead permit beginning January 01, 2015. Beginning on that date any senior who has not bought his lifetime license prior to 12/31/2014 will have to buy a new trout stamp and Erie steelhead permit every year. However if you happen to have already turned 65 years of age, or will be turning 65 before the end of 2014, you might want to consider buying your lifetime license, trout stamp, and Erie permit now as you will be granfathered and be safe from having to buy it every year.

I bought my combo license back in 2009 and paid a few dollars extra to get the one that resembles a credit card.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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