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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.

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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Martinlf
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Martinlf on Apr 8, 2018April 8th, 2018, 9:16 am EDT
Hey, I'm fishing the Deschutes in late May with my nephew. Does anyone have a good salmonfly pattern they are willing to share? PM me if you're willing to share, but don't want it up for everyone in the world to see. I've used the Clark's Stonefly, and am working on some variations of that. Then there are the hundreds of foam patterns. I'd like some patterns that are quick to tie, so I don't mind fishing close to the trees and bushes--since I'll be leaving some flies in them, for sure. But, like some of us, I'm also hoping to find the silver bullet that never fails to bring that smart fish up. ;>
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

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Wbranch on Apr 8, 2018April 8th, 2018, 9:35 am EDT
Louis,

Hey, I'm fishing the Deschutes in late May with my nephew. Does anyone have a good salmonfly pattern they are willing to share?


I have a very good pattern. It is easy to tie and it works very well on the Madison River. I don't have time now as I am leaving for the airport but when I get home on the 16th I will take a picture of it and send it either via email or to your cell phone with tying instructions.

It has just a twisted orange or yellow extended body and abdomen an under wing depending on the color of the naturals, a brown deer hair body, and 2 -3 palmered brown hackles.

Sent pictures to your cell phone.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Wbranch on Apr 8, 2018April 8th, 2018, 9:43 am EDT
Louis,

You can also use a Stimulator with an orange or yellow body. I tied about eight of my style Salmon fly patterns back in 1968. I rarely went back to the Madison and when I did the Salmon flies were gone. I still have three of the original flies in my box. Ha, they are only fifty years old!
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Martinlf on Apr 8, 2018April 8th, 2018, 11:57 am EDT
No rush, Matt. Thanks; I always catch fish on your patterns. But I got rid of my cell a while back. When you return I'll pm you my email address.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Unsinkable1 on Nov 9, 2018November 9th, 2018, 4:54 am EST
Check out this salmonfly https://unsinkableflies.blogspot.com/2018/02/salmon-fly.html

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