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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 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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The (AWFUL) view out my front window right now
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on May 10, 2020May 10th, 2020, 2:24 am EDT
I woke up this morning and was horrified. Has time gone backwards? Is it January all over again? The freaking Polar Vortex in MAY??


My next move and job will NOT be in Michigan, or any other northern state for that matter. Snow started falling on 1 November last fall...I've about had enough of living where I can't enjoy my favorite hobbies for six months out of the year.

This is just WRONG.


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

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Wbranch on May 10, 2020May 10th, 2020, 4:16 am EDT
Oh the horror of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, that really is depressing. We had some snow showers but nothing on the ground. I'm betting though there was snow on the ground at my cabin which is 220 miles north of here and always a cold spot.

I just called a buddy who lives in Delhi, NY and he said there was at least 2" of snow on the ground yesterday and today.

This is the first time in fifty years that I have not yet gone to the Catskills to fish. By the looks of the extended forecast it might not be until a week from tomorrow.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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