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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.

Artistic view of a Perlodidae (Springflies and Yellow Stones) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to lead to Couplet 35 of the Key to Genera of Perlodidae Nymphs and the genus Isoperla, but I'm skeptical that's correct based on the general look. I need to get it under the microscope to review several choices in the key, and it'll probably end up a different Perlodidae.
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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Roguerat on Aug 1, 2018August 1st, 2018, 9:56 pm EDT

Yes, most of the information and 'suggestions' online note that traditional dries (small and smaller) don't do well when cast Spey style; apparently larger dries- like the Bomber you mentioned, as well as the larger patterns such as Stoneflies and such- can be used. I'd like to try some large stone patterns and hoppers, along with swinging soft-hackles and streamers which are flies I haven't fished much. I am really, really curious about the fish I've seen rising just beyond single-hand casting range...I've waded to the limit of what I consider sane depth trying to reach them and these guys are past that.

Jonathon, I hope to tie into SOMETHING this weekend, even if its only a(nother) pig of a Redhorse Sucker...they still put up a fight!

tight lines, all,


'Less is more...'

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Jmd123 on Aug 2, 2018August 2nd, 2018, 4:44 am EDT
"...even if its only a(nother) pig of a Redhorse Sucker...they still put up a fight!"

Got a 15" golden redhorse once in the south branch of the Flint River, while looking for holdover browns. It looked like a skinny carp! Put up a good fight too, hit a #10 brown/grizzly Woolly Bugger. I was disappointed it wasn't a brown, but hey, I didn't get skunked and it wasn't exactly a little guy!

Tight lines whether it be sucker or trout!

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

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