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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.

Dorsal view of a Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
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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Bcnorthfly
stewart british columbia

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Bcnorthfly on May 31, 2015May 31st, 2015, 8:15 pm EDT
So I have been fly fishing for just about 3 weeks now, have got my cast pretty good on my floating line and dry fly, but in a few weeks I will be gearing up to go to a bigger lake and want to either get sink tip line or sinking line, what should I get as a absolute noobie, and what are some do and don't, should I use a strike indicator or just go off feel, I have some wet flies and figured I would try some casts and holly. It was all over the place, is there any tricks to help with this. Any help at all would be much appreciated, thanks
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Jun 3, 2015June 3rd, 2015, 5:34 am EDT
Bc, wish I knew more about sinking lines. I don't use them. Perhaps try someone at a fly shop, or do some more searching on the net.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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