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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.

Dorsal view of a Skwala (Perlodidae) (Large Springfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This Skwala nymph still has a couple months left to go before hatching, but it's still a good representative of its species, which was extremely abundant in my sample for a stonefly of this size. It's obvious why the Yakima is known for its Skwala hatch.
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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Beautiful almost 19" brown.
Feisty 17" brown
Swans on the Namekagon

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Martinlf
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Sep 14, 2019September 14th, 2019, 4:37 pm EDT
Nice work. School has me too busy to fish right now, so I'm enjoying your trips. Dries, nymphs, streamers?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Sep 21, 2019September 21st, 2019, 6:34 pm EDT
Awesome photos. Do you enhance the colors with some editing software?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Troutnut on Sep 22, 2019September 22nd, 2019, 4:18 am EDT
This trip was all streamers. Caught four pretty good browns and missed several others. The water was high from recent rains, over 2X the normal flow for this time of year.

The colors are fairly natural. All digital photos have "enhanced" colors, whether manually or automatically behind the scenes, but I try to get them as close as possible to what I remember in-person. That big brown was gorgeous.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
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