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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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Spring Mills, PA

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IEatimago on Jul 28, 2007July 28th, 2007, 6:28 am EDT
hey all, last year i worked at the musicfest in the town on bethlehem in lehigh valley, and stayed at a crappy campground for the ten days,
i did get to catch a brown trout in the middle of the festival witch was fun,(monocacy creek)
but this year id like to plan it a little better,
so what i am asking is if anyone knows of any good campgrounds near the town for bethlehem
and also close to fishing?
any info would be great,
is there any camping near lil lehigh also?
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Jul 29, 2007July 29th, 2007, 3:16 am EDT
I don't know of any, but you might try calling some of the fly shops in the area. The only one I visit is the Little Lehigh Fly shop, but I believe there are some others.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
JOHNW on Jul 29, 2007July 29th, 2007, 5:54 am EDT
Email or PM me! I'm sitting in Bethlehem as I type this and it was home for 20 odd years. I'll say there is a ton of great fishing in the area. My condolences on working at "Musik Pest" as locals call it. ;)
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn

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