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.
Oldredbarn on Jun 24, 2016June 24th, 2016, 6:22 am EDT
Very nice photos, Spence, all three posts. Looks like a wonderful trip. By the way, did you catch anything??? Where's the fishie pics??
See my response to Matt in one of the other related posts to pretty much the same question.
The pics in this one were of a visit to the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum. This took place a couple days before everyone else made it out and before we had started fishing.
I drove out early and took my time getting there and beat the others out. I birded my way across with stops at Presque Isle near Erie PA and the Erie Wildlife Refuge near Meadville PA...
I then drove right through the Allegheny mountains and visited Wellesville NY for the Mark Libertone part of the trip...
I still beat the others out and visited the museum, a birding spot called Bashakill, and explored the area...Most of these pics were taken, including the ones of the rivers, before the other got there and I hadn't fished.
I had many shots at feeding fish, but just didn't get it done...Next time!
"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