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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.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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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Tyro on Apr 16, 2015April 16th, 2015, 1:20 pm EDT
I'll be going out to New Mexico early this June tot fish the Pecos river. Has anyone out there had any experience fly fishing this waterway that can provide tips, best stretches to fish, pitfalls, etc. Any insights would be most appreciated!
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Apr 16, 2015April 16th, 2015, 2:19 pm EDT
Sorry I've never fished it and didn't even know it was a trout fishery. If I were you I'd do a lot of Googling "Pecos River fly fishing" and trying to find out if there are any fly shops in the area that might be able to give you some good information.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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