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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 Skwala (Perlodidae) (Large Springfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This Skwala nymph still has a couple months left to go before hatching, but it's still a good representative of its species, which was extremely abundant in my sample for a stonefly of this size. It's obvious why the Yakima is known for its Skwala hatch.
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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Rancho Cordova, CA

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PESCATORE on May 22, 2016May 22nd, 2016, 10:53 pm EDT

I have been browsing the WWW for a good Fly-Fishing Site for sometime when I came across this site and found it comfortable... like an old fly shop where fishermen chatted about the catch and the flies they tied. Actually, it’s even better than that; so many aspects are covered here in detail. Aquatic entomology, fishing methods and tying are just a mouse click away. Not to mention the very fine photo images I have seen here.

I began Fly-Fishing in 1979; I had been bait and lure fisherman since 1960 but once I learned how to cast and land fish, I gave up the bait and lures. I have enjoyed fly-fishing immensely and fished every Westside River on the CA Sierras from Bakersfield to Alturas and a number of coastal rivers for Steelhead.

I look forward to hanging around this site, learning more... and meeting new people who share this wonderful art.



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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on May 23, 2016May 23rd, 2016, 11:44 am EDT
Very nice to hear from you Pescatore. You will find lots of information here and everyone is very helpful.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Bellevue, WA

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Troutnut on May 23, 2016May 23rd, 2016, 3:25 pm EDT
Hi Don,

Welcome to the site! I'm glad you find it useful.
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Portage, PA

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Lastchance on May 23, 2016May 23rd, 2016, 3:52 pm EDT
Welcome from PA. Very nice people here.
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Upstate,New York

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David82nd on May 24, 2017May 24th, 2017, 11:07 pm EDT
That is a great way of describing how I felt right away here myself , being new to the site as well , I've had my share of a few other sites , just never had that " feel". Either to " clique" or just not to friendly , we've all been doing this awhile , tying, fishing , most started as kids/w a can of worms, then spinners and plugs , and as time, money allowed we moved to a Fly rod , being newbto a sight doesn't imply we haven't tied a fly or made that perfect cast , just means we haven't met everyone here yet , grab you're coffee, get you're vice and let's talk Flies, and patterns. :)

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