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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 Glossosoma (Glossosomatidae) (Little Brown Short-horned Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
I caught this tiny larva without a case, but it seems to key pretty clearly to to Glossosomatidae. From there, the lack of sclerites on the mesonotum points to either Glossosoma or Anagapetus. Although it's difficult to see in a 2D image from the microscope, it's pretty clear in the live 3D view that the pronotum is only excised about 1/3 of its length to accommodate the forecoxa, not 2/3, which points to Glossosoma at Couplet 5 of the Key to Genera of Glossosomatidae Larvae.
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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Snake with sculpin minnow.
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Wiflyfisher on Aug 13, 2007August 13th, 2007, 1:34 pm EDT
Just for the record, there are other creatures also looking to eat large sculpin minnows. :-) This one happened to be unlucky and ended up a meal for a snake on the Madison River in Montana.
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Shawnny3 on Aug 14, 2007August 14th, 2007, 1:29 am EDT
Awesome picture, John.

Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
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Mcjames on Aug 14, 2007August 14th, 2007, 9:58 am EDT
great picture! As I posted in "friggin' bat", a friend of mine caught a water snake on a nymph once. I also once saw a snake eat a trout, on the Neretva river in Bosnia
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