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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 Zapada cinctipes (Nemouridae) (Tiny Winter Black) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Nymphs of this species were fairly common in late-winter kick net samples from the upper Yakima River. Although I could not find a key to species of Zapada nymphs, a revision of the Nemouridae family by Baumann (1975) includes the following helpful sentence: "2 cervical gills on each side of midline, 1 arising inside and 1 outside of lateral cervical sclerites, usually single and elongate, sometimes constricted but with 3 or 4 branches arising beyond gill base in Zapada cinctipes." This specimen clearly has the branches and is within the range of that species.
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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Wassick on Jun 8, 2016June 8th, 2016, 2:29 pm EDT
What opinions are out there on this wt and rod length as far as manufactures looking --for a good used one-- anybody have one? Or where's a good site to shop / anybody have an opinion on the TFO SIGNATURE2
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Wbranch on Jun 8, 2016June 8th, 2016, 5:46 pm EDT
You can look on Craigslist to see if any are being sold. If you PM me I will give you the email address of another fly fishing web site that has a classified section.

I recently sold a custom 7 1/2' #3 three piece rod that I built with top of the line TiN snake guides and a Fuji SIC stripper guide and a Bellinger nickel silver reel seat and black ash burl woos spacer for $150.

You should be able to get a used factory rod for $75-$85.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Jmd123 on Jun 8, 2016June 8th, 2016, 8:11 pm EDT
Cabelas Three Forks 3-piece 7 1/2' 3-weight...


Nice little rod, cheap as hell and perfect for small streams and ponds. Just used one tonight myself to haul in brookies and perch.

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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