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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.

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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Report at a Glance

General Region West Branch Delaware
Specific LocationFloated from Deposit to Balls Eddy
Dates FishedMay 16 - 20
Time of DayVarious
Fish CaughtBrowns and rainbows
Conditions & HatchesMostly tan caddis and Ep subvaria males and females. Good spinner falls in the later afternoons. Temperatures varied from 60 to 89 ove the course of five days.

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Wbranch's profile picture
York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on May 29, 2017May 29th, 2017, 2:31 am EDT
A couple pictures from the trip.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on May 29, 2017May 29th, 2017, 10:55 am EDT
Nice fish, Matt. I like #2, pretty red spots and looks like a chunker! So you're still seeing some Hendricksons?

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
Wbranch's profile picture
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2635
Wbranch on May 29, 2017May 29th, 2017, 12:41 pm EDT

Yes, hennies but that was two weeks ago tomorrow. Now March Browns, Sulfurs, and caddis in the mornings.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on May 29, 2017May 29th, 2017, 1:23 pm EDT
Nice fish, Matt!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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bancroft michigan

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Partsman on May 29, 2017May 29th, 2017, 1:59 pm EDT
Beautiful Matt, I had a night two weeks ago that was brining up some big fish, and it was so cool. Jonathon this one is for you also, I cant down load pics yet because my wonder s7 keeps screwing up. But there was a hatch and spinner fall going on at the same time, really my first time experinceing something like that. It was awesome, Jonathon your favorite spot on the canoeing river. I'm no longer naming rivers, I know you guys and if you want specific info I will share with you guys.
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Upstate,New York

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David82nd on Jun 1, 2017June 1st, 2017, 11:13 pm EDT
Great looking fish Matt,

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