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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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David82nd on May 31, 2017May 31st, 2017, 6:13 am EDT
Well I'm trying to stay focused but I have to be honest , in my attempt to use a dropper ,, I'm having a mess every other cast , I'm sure it's a practice thing but man I'm just asking self why agrivate my self , I hear guys refer all the time add a small dropper , I seem okay just swing cast like throwing a nymph but this seems more of a pain then worth the outcome lol. Chime in boys! If you have success at this technique what works for you. , perhaps I just need more practice
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Roguerat on May 31, 2017May 31st, 2017, 7:09 am EDT

I'm far from an expert caster (other TN's, feel free to advise me as well) but I've had best results using an 'open' loop to cast dropper rigs vs. a tight loop. I tend to cast tailing loops anyway and with a dropper doubling the chance of hooking the line I've resorted to the open loop cast to at least reduce this possibility. The lob cast seems to work but like I said I'm open to critique and advice, anytime!

spent the last 2 afternoons on the Muskegon and pretty much got blown off the water both times, even with single and double-haul, side-arm casts, the line had a mind of its own...and the fish that hit were all juvenile (delinquent) 'planters' who are simply dumb enough to hit anything anyway!

tight lines,


'Less is more...'

Ludwig Mies Vande Rohe
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Upstate,New York

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David82nd on May 31, 2017May 31st, 2017, 9:03 am EDT
Thanks for input , I guess it will be somthing I need to work at , I'll try you're suggested cast , it's funny how we continue to learn new ways everyday , thank you again 😊

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