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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 Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
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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Pottsville Pa

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Flytyerinpa on Jun 9, 2017June 9th, 2017, 2:00 am EDT
I've been thinking about increasing my fly tying materials, I'm going to buy some shuck material but I don't want to buy every color under the sun, so here's my question what are the most popular colors for fishing eastern Pennsylvania ?
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Boiling Springs, PA

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Crepuscular on Jun 9, 2017June 9th, 2017, 2:37 am EDT
dark brown, brown, olive, amber, clear or white. That will cover pretty much all the mayflies and caddis. Most of the ephemerellids, (Sulphurs, hendricksons, drunellas) all have dark shucks, Baetids are variable from brown, olive to amber. Brown will cover most other mayflies. Caddis pupal shucks are clear. Some common ones have a tannish/amber tint. That material will take a permanet marker too so you can use a sharpie or pantone to make it any color you want.

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