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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.

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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Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Apr 8, 2015April 8th, 2015, 4:44 am EDT
I was on the lower end of the Yellow Breeches yesterday afternoon and saw around a dozen Hendricksons. The water was quite low for April 07. I saw just one rise. I also saw a bunch of caddis but was unable to catch any to identify it.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Oldredbarn on Apr 8, 2015April 8th, 2015, 1:09 pm EDT
Nice to hear Matt...I'm heading towards Grayling here near the end of the month and I'm crossing my fingers that I might find them up there when I get there.

I got a screaming deal on a Winston BIIIX 9' for 5wt a friend won in a raffle and decided to part with it...I'd like to give it a go for Opening Day weekend. :)

How far is it for you to travel from home to the YB?

Spence

Some little birdies over that way have already sent me emails letting me know of the arrival of the Hennies...I fished the Yellow Breeches a couple Aprils ago. At Allendale I think it was...We had your famous Grannoms then.
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Apr 8, 2015April 8th, 2015, 1:48 pm EDT
Spence, it is only about thirty-five minutes from my driveway to the bait stretch I like to fish. Estheticly it is not the nicest spot. There is a secondary road paralleling it, and you get some road noise but it has the best Hendrickson emergence I've ever seen other than on the Delaware. The lower end of the YB is all stocked fish.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Apr 8, 2015April 8th, 2015, 1:50 pm EDT
The stretch you fished is called "Allenberry" but considering you only fished it one time you aren't expected to remember all the names.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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