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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 Onocosmoecus (Limnephilidae) (Great Late-Summer Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen keys pretty easily to Onocosmoecus, and it closely resembles a specimen from Alaska which caddis expert Dave Ruiter recognized as this genus. As with that specimen, the only species in the genus documented in this area is Onocosmoecus unicolor, but Dave suggested for that specimen that there might be multiple not-yet-distinguished species under the unicolor umbrella and it would be best to stick with the genus-level ID. I'm doing the same for 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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Arnold
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Sandia Park, New Mexico

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Arnold on Oct 10, 2017October 10th, 2017, 11:04 am EDT
The website (below) has a very comprehensive, technical review of the most common fly line to leader connections. It was authored by a New Zealand fly fishing guide, now guiding in Southeast Asia.

https://www.ng-river-guides.com/fishing-holidays-in-thailand/line-to-leader-connections/

I recommend taking a look at it.

Happy Fishing,

Arnold
Iasgair
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Colorado

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Iasgair on Oct 24, 2017October 24th, 2017, 12:41 pm EDT
I have always liked the welded loop attachment. I have never had an issue with that type of connection, but the leader link near the bottom of the page has my interest. I have never heard of those before, and reading about them sure has my attention.

Thanks for sharing.
Martinlf
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Oct 25, 2017October 25th, 2017, 4:25 pm EDT
Here's basically how I do all mine. You have to replace these each year, but I've never had one fail, and the link is super smooth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjSxn0O9qAk
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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