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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 Grammotaulius betteni (Limnephilidae) (Northern Caddisfly) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This is a striking caddis larva with an interesting color pattern on the head. Here are some characteristics I was able to see under the microscope, but could not easily expose for a picture:
- The prosternal horn is present.
- The mandible is clearly toothed, not formed into a uniform scraper blade.
- The seems to be only 2 major setae on the ventral edge of the hind femur.
- Chloride epithelia seem to be absent from the dorsal side of any abdominal segments.
Based on these characteristics and the ones more easily visible from the pictures, this seems to be Grammotaulius. The key's description of the case is spot-on: "Case cylindrical, made of longitudinally arranged sedge or similar leaves," as is the description of the markings on the head, "Dorsum of head light brownish yellow with numerous discrete, small, dark spots." The spot pattern on the head is a very good match to figure 19.312 of Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019). The species ID is based on Grammotaulius betteni being the only species of this genus known in Washington state.
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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Jgmrcrappie
Michigan

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Jgmrcrappie on Aug 29, 2015August 29th, 2015, 7:53 pm EDT
I am looking for a 3 wt. I can not make up my mind. Please help me.
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MGWILD
Michigan

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MGWILD on Aug 29, 2015August 29th, 2015, 9:10 pm EDT
Have you thought about Temple Fork Outfitters?

The BVK series has a really nice 3wt just food for thought.

Superior Quality at an affordable price.

http://www.tforods.com/fly-fishing/rods/bvk-series.html#.VeKQPGfu2dI
PaulRoberts
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Colorado

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PaulRoberts on Aug 30, 2015August 30th, 2015, 4:55 am EDT
Fake posts.
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Aug 30, 2015August 30th, 2015, 8:06 am EDT
For Sale; Leonard Winston Baby Catskill Heddon 6' 6" #3 heirloom bamboo rod - a bargain at $2,500.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MiltRPowell
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MiltRPowell on Aug 31, 2015August 31st, 2015, 9:35 am EDT
a bargain at $2500.00 bucks........
Really????????????????????????????.
Things that make ya say, huh.....
flyfishingthecreekM.R.P.
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St. Paul, MN

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Kschaefer3 on Aug 31, 2015August 31st, 2015, 12:30 pm EDT
a bargain at $2500.00 bucks........
Really????????????????????????????.
Things that make ya say, huh.....

I understand where you're coming from, but value is all relative. If he said that you could turn around and sell it for $5,000, would it still make you say, huh?

That said, that's some serious coin for a fly rod.
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Roguerat on Aug 31, 2015August 31st, 2015, 12:51 pm EDT
I think Matt's pulling our collective legs...at least I think he is.

Fallout of the fake posts for profit thread...?!

And if its a real post then $2.5k for an heirloom bamboo rod is not unheard of, just check the sites that deal in rare fly-rods.
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Kschaefer3 on Aug 31, 2015August 31st, 2015, 12:57 pm EDT
I think Matt's pulling our collective legs...at least I think he is.

Fallout of the fake posts for profit thread...?!

And if its a real post then $2.5k for an heirloom bamboo rod is not unheard of, just check the sites that deal in rare fly-rods.

He just might be, although I would not be surprised either way.
Catskilljon
Upstate NY

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Catskilljon on Aug 31, 2015August 31st, 2015, 3:34 pm EDT
For Sale; Leonard Winston Baby Catskill Heddon 6' 6" #3 heirloom bamboo rod - a bargain at $2,500.


I think he is, since there is no such "Leonard Winston Baby Catskill Heddon" :)

There are however Leonards, Winstons [but no Heddons!] that go for $2500.00 and sometimes more. A clean, original Leonard baby Catskill with the right tube, sock and ever so desirable hand written hang tag could certainly fetch that much.

Matt is a trickster, but knows his stuff. CJ
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Aug 31, 2015August 31st, 2015, 4:19 pm EDT
Wink!

I did at one time own two Leonard "Baby Catskill" 7' 2 tip fly rods. One was a #4. The first was a blond rod, serial #266, that I bought directly from the Leonard factory in Central Valley, NY when it was being run by "Hap" Mills and his partner Ted Simroe. That rod had the domed brass threaded cap, two tips and red silk wraps. I paid $200 for it brand new. I sold it for $1500 about ten years ago.

The other rod I bought used from Harry Darbee for $250. It was a flamed blank and had a slower action than the blond rod. I used it with a DT#3. I have no recollection of when I sold it nor what the price was.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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