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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 Neoleptophlebia (Leptophlebiidae) Mayfly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Some characteristics from the microscope images for the tentative species id: The postero-lateral projections are found only on segment 9, not segment 8. Based on the key in Jacobus et al. (2014), it appears to key to Neoleptophlebia adoptiva or Neoleptophlebia heteronea, same as this specimen with pretty different abdominal markings. However, distinguishing between those calls for comparing the lengths of the second and third segment of the labial palp, and this one (like the other one) only seems to have two segments. So I'm stuck on them both. It's likely that the fact that they're immature nymphs stymies identification in some important way.
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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Jmd123 has attached these 15 pictures. The message is below.
Though I didn't set them up like this, here's the two travel telescopes I took and tested on the trip
This room cost me $1299 for seven nights
Self-explanitory
Yep, that guy wants some fish already
Restaurant where I had the conch chowder with tarpon @ the World Wide Sportsman on Islamorada
No words necessary
Ron with his two new best friends
Don't leave me alone too long you bastard!!!  I'm a people kitty!
My Outfitters Bonefish Pack finally reaches self-actualization...well, almost
Doesn't have to be a bonefish, snapper will do!  Hell, I'll take a cowfish!
Vanilla tea steeping, getting ready for the day
"He was a buffalo trunkfish...he was kinda like a cow fish...he was a buffalo trunk fish...at the 7 Mile Bridge..." (You all know the Bob Marley song)
Under da gumbo-limbo tree! Ya mon, much respect!
Been sitting in a car too long?  I was!!
Tropical vegetation in the parking lot, including I think Jamaica thatchpalm...plant life was fascinating and incredibly diverse
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Jmd123 on Mar 17, 2020March 17th, 2020, 11:29 am EDT
Here's the room at the Ranch House Hotel on Marathon Key & a few other odds and ends from the trip. Hunker down against the diseases and think of these warm scenes and adventures to get you through. Enjoy!

Jonathon

P.S. The telescopes are Sky-Watcher USA: 72 mm ED doublet refractor ($465, $400 on sale) & 127 mm Maksutov ($435, $400 on sale). Both made Venus look beautiful at high power (OK, I did have some pretty blue & violet filters in too)
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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Partsman on Mar 18, 2020March 18th, 2020, 1:47 am EDT
Very cool Jonathon, looks so nice and sunny, and warm. It hasn't been a terrible winter here in Michigan, but Im so tired of gray skies. My son bought a telescope recently, its about the size of a small hot water heater! He and his wife are both lab techs at a very busy hospital in Flint, I worry about them. Hopefully we all get through this with as little damage as possible.
Take care, Mike.
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Martinlf on Mar 20, 2020March 20th, 2020, 1:27 pm EDT
Thanks, Jonathon. Love your photos!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Jmd123 on Apr 2, 2020April 2nd, 2020, 1:24 pm EDT
Still healthy more than two weeks after pulling this trip off!!

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

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