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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 Holocentropus (Polycentropodidae) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to tentatively key to Holocentropus, although I can't make out the anal spines in Couplet 7 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae nor the dark bands in Couplet 4 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae, making me wonder if I went wrong somewhere in keying it out. I don't see where that could have happened, though. It might also be that it's a very immature larva and doesn't possess all the identifying characteristics in the key yet. If Holocentropus is correct, then Holocentropus flavus and Holocentropus interruptus are the two likely possibilities based on range, but I was not able to find a description of their 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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Wiflyfisher on Apr 8, 2019April 8th, 2019, 1:08 pm EDT
I might be in Luther, MI for a weekend conference in late June. If I go a day or two earlier are there any trout streams close by to wet a line in?

I have never trout fished in lower Michigan. Plus, it will be my first time taking the Badger Ferry across the big lake to Michigan.

Any ideas please PM me.

Thank you,
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Summer_doug on Apr 8, 2019April 8th, 2019, 10:57 pm EDT
The Little Manistee is close to Luther I believe (I'm not as familiar with the west side of the state). I have never fished the Little, but I have heard amazing things. There is a flies only stretch and would be worth exploring!
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Partsman on Apr 9, 2019April 9th, 2019, 12:29 am EDT
Like doug I fish the east side for the most part. I have fished the upper Manistee near Deward. This is smaller water that is accessible, very pretty area. There is also a Pine River in that area that is well known for its brown trout fishery, and also for its canoe trippers! If you can get your hands on a copy of Michigan trout streams it is very helpful with river locations, near by resturants and hotels, and other info.

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Oldredbarn on Apr 11, 2019April 11th, 2019, 12:23 am EDT

I sent you an email.

"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
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Wiflyfisher on Apr 11, 2019April 11th, 2019, 12:46 am EDT
Spence I got it and I will reply.

Thanks everyone.

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Strmanglr on Jun 28, 2019June 28th, 2019, 8:16 am EDT
Little Manistee starts in Luther.

Baldwin R is just south of you. This is an unmentionable on some forums.I feel the Michigan people here know about this already.

Of course, the PM is a short drive away.

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