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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 Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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 on Aug 24, 2019August 24th, 2019, 5:08 pm EDT
I'm going out west next summer and will take a camera, hoping it doesn't jinx me. Something small and not too pricey. Any recommendations or warnings?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

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Troutnut on Aug 24, 2019August 24th, 2019, 5:42 pm EDT
I've followed the reviews on waterproof point & shoot cameras lately, although I don't have one right now. The Olympus Tough TG-6 seems like the best one right now, and since it came out its predecessors like the TG-5 are probably cheaper and might still be fine for what you want.
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Martinlf on Aug 25, 2019August 25th, 2019, 11:57 am EDT
Thanks, Jason. I'll take a look.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

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Strmanglr on Aug 30, 2019August 30th, 2019, 5:53 am EDT
I have a Canon point and shoot I bought from Best Buy years back, took great pics. I did a bunch of research back then. Top performers were Canon and Nikon. Go figure. There were only a couple waterproof ones when I shopped.

I decided against the waterproof because I liked the Canon that much more(had a Canon sir that was great). I also bought they're extended warranty for 2 years. They told me as long as I can produce the camera, if broke no matter how, they would replace it.

So, as it was sold to me, get the warranty, then if(when wink) it breaks before the warranty is expired, they will replace with equal value. Digital cameras only get better over time for the same or less money. Sure, I'll take that warranty.

That warranty ran in addition to the warranty it came with.

I tested how they handled the warranty. Within a couple months I fell in my local stream and swam out.

Camera was toast. Took it into Best Buy. Even though the camera was fully dry, they looked at it, 'looks like water damage'. Then they went and grabbed me a brand new one, nothing out of pocket.

Never played the game and broke it before the warranty ran out. Good camera still, just outdated now.


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Troutnut on Aug 31, 2019August 31st, 2019, 1:36 pm EDT
Yeah, "accidental drops and spills" warranties are fantastic for anglers, especially if you're not buying a model designed for actual underwater use. They've saved me quite a few times too, although I've never dropped a camera in the river that wasn't meant to go there.
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Old_man on Sep 4, 2019September 4th, 2019, 2:55 pm EDT
I'm a GoPro user. Hero4 silver. I keep extra batteries recharged and ready to go.
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