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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.

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 Regionsierra nevada
Specific Locationhumphreys basin
Dates Fishedaugust 1-16
Fish Caughtgolden trout

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Alpenglow's profile picture
oakland cali

Posts: 1
Alpenglow on Aug 22, 2015August 22nd, 2015, 9:59 am EDT
Leaves gently quake.
Dark sky settles in,
like afternoon whisky.

Looking up at trees,
cathedral of nature.
Sounds of distant thunder.

Through stunted aspens,
twisted and bent from snow,
still rising.

We traverse,
talus ahead, beyond,
Lamarck Col.

Hikers on the pass.
Alarm is sounded, Marmots and ground squirrels anticipate,
unguarded snack bags.

Unique in shape,
Slabs, speckled gray and silver.
Talus hopping.

Pussy paws,
in the crack.
Columbine waver.

Three on the wing.
Peregrine's swoop down canyon,
Pikas bark then scamper.

Tiny ringlets,
surface emanating, concentric.
Little trout feed.

Lake water ripples,
turquoise, green and blue, against
granite eroding.

Basin full of wonder.
Talus and scree, granite horizon.
wonderful rock hop.

Luna and we, intuitive nature.
Scramble and climb, talus basin.
Feet glide.
Wbranch's profile picture
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2635
Wbranch on Aug 22, 2015August 22nd, 2015, 10:54 am EDT
Got any writings about big wild rising trout?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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