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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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The fish below was caught on this cast.
Personal best brookie so far.
Another caught on the first cast of the day!

Report at a Glance

Time of Day8am to 3pm
Fish CaughtBrook Trout
Conditions & HatchesNone

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Detroit, MI

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Summer_doug on Jun 18, 2018June 18th, 2018, 11:01 pm EDT
Was able to take a couple new fly fishermen to the Mason Tract on the south branch where we targeted primarily brook trout. Although we saw what appeared to be some sporadic sulphurs hatching, none of the fish were caught on that pattern. Instead, the patriot ruled the day accounting for 7 of the ten fish caught.

Nothing of substantial size, but absolutely beautiful fish and environs.
From Michigan
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on Jun 19, 2018June 19th, 2018, 4:44 am EDT
Nice looking water! And brookies are always so pretty...well done!

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Jun 19, 2018June 19th, 2018, 11:17 am EDT
Nice work. Thanks!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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bancroft michigan

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Partsman on Jun 20, 2018June 20th, 2018, 1:00 am EDT
Well done, nice looking fish.
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Alanson, MI

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TimCat on Jun 20, 2018June 20th, 2018, 1:51 pm EDT
Nice! I love me some brookies.

Ya know, I'm on my 4th year of fly fishing in MI and I still haven't gone to the trout stretches of the Au Sable yet... I think this summer will be the time.
"If I'm not going to catch anything, then I 'd rather not catch anything on flies" - Bob Lawless

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