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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
Baetis

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.

Lateral view of a Female Sweltsa borealis (Chloroperlidae) (Boreal Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from Harris Creek in Washington
I was not fishing, but happened to be at an unrelated social event on a hill above this tiny creek (which I never even saw) when this stonefly flew by me. I assume it came from there. Some key characteristics are tricky to follow, but process of elimination ultimately led me to Sweltsa borealis. It is reassuringly similar to this specimen posted by Bob Newell years ago. It is also so strikingly similar to this nymph from the same river system that I'm comfortable identifying that nymph from this adult. I was especially pleased with the closeup photo of four mites parasitizing this one.
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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Sup3rfly
arizona

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Sup3rfly on Aug 26, 2016August 26th, 2016, 9:44 pm EDT
hi guys im part of a group of engineering students at arizona state university and we have decided to create a product for the fly fishing community. sadly the rules state we cannot say what the product is yet, but we would love it if you would take 3 minutes to take this survey to better guide us on how we can make this product something that would make a fly fishing trip better for you.

if this is in any way breaking your forum rules, please let me know i will remove the post immediately.

Thank you!

https://superfly.typeform.com/to/HPH33F
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Colorado

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PaulRoberts on Aug 27, 2016August 27th, 2016, 6:17 am EDT
Done.
Sup3rfly
arizona

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Sup3rfly on Aug 27, 2016August 27th, 2016, 9:19 am EDT
much appreciated sir
Taxon
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Plano, TX

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Taxon on Aug 27, 2016August 27th, 2016, 11:44 am EDT
Done.
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Roger Rohrbeck
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Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Aug 27, 2016August 27th, 2016, 11:23 pm EDT
Done. For decades there was no good way to store smaller flies in the #16 - #22 range. Then the C&F fly boxes came onto the scene and changed everything regarding the ability to store dozens of smaller flies in a manner where you can clearly see every fly in the box and quite easily remove, or replace, it back into the micro slit from which it came. Now there are many knock-offs available of this concept. Some models are waterproof. I never fall in so I don't care about waterproof fly boxes.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Sup3rfly
arizona

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Sup3rfly on Aug 28, 2016August 28th, 2016, 2:23 pm EDT
thank you for your input Wbranch!
Martinlf
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Aug 28, 2016August 28th, 2016, 4:54 pm EDT
Done. I don't think Jason, the website owner, will mind this at all.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Sep 6, 2016September 6th, 2016, 4:56 pm EDT
I wrote;

I never fall in so I don't care about waterproof fly boxes.


BTW this was a joke. In my time on the rivers and streams I have fallen in many times. Tripped is really a more appropriate term. Ever since I decided to use a wading staff because I recognize my aging has hindered my ability to wade as aggressively as I did when I was 30, 40, or even 50 I have not tripped or gotten wet from a slip. Funny though I have continued to slip and fall on my butt on clay banks.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Gallitzin PA

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PABrownie on Oct 14, 2016October 14th, 2016, 7:37 am EDT
There are other means of storing dry flys other than in altoids containers?

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