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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.

Dorsal view of a Kogotus (Perlodidae) Stonefly Nymph from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this ID.
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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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Dec 31, 2015December 31st, 2015, 8:04 pm EST
Here's to a good season of fishing for all.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Portage, PA

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Lastchance on Jan 1, 2016January 1st, 2016, 5:04 am EST
Happy New Year to you and all!!!
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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on Jan 2, 2016January 2nd, 2016, 7:52 pm EST

Started the new year off right with the winter bird count at my local park...On my birthday no less...My nephew tagged along and we tallied nearly 30 species on a very cold day...

Highlights: Brown Creeper, Tundra Swan, Pileated Woodpecker, Common Golden-eye, Buffleheads, Common Merganser, Coots, and two Bald Eagles scaring the daylights out of the ducks!

Speaking of the B-Day...I stopped at the park office last week to get a 2016 park sticker...The woman behind the counter gave me a senior discount because my license stated that I was going to be 62 on Jan 2nd...Ouch! My first ever senior discount...At least she was nice enough to say I didn't look old enough to get it! :)

Happy New Year all!


I had placed a small zip lock baggy in my nephews' hands filled with sunflower seeds and it was fun watching him getting mauled by Titmice, Chickadees, and even a White-breasted Nuthatch...The Downy just was a tad too wild to land in his hand but she thought about it.
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
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PaulRoberts on Jan 4, 2016January 4th, 2016, 11:14 am EST
Yes, happy new year all.

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