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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 Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
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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Upper end of Nelson's
My Dad with a colorful rainbow - We released all our fish and this was long before C&R handling techniques
Leonard and 19" rainbow

Report at a Glance

General RegionSW Montana
Specific LocationLivingston
Dates FishedAll of June, July, and August 1968 - 1972
Time of Day11:00 a.m. to dark
Fish CaughtRainbows, browns, cutthroats
Conditions & HatchesPMD's

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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Aug 5, 2020August 5th, 2020, 11:23 am EDT
This is a little anecdote that was recently published on another forum and I thought some of you might enjoy reading it and seeing the pictures.

Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Aug 6, 2020August 6th, 2020, 12:31 pm EDT
Great story, Matt. Well-written and very interesting.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Hayward, WI.

Posts: 660
Falsifly on Aug 7, 2020August 7th, 2020, 12:48 am EDT
Wow Matt, life has been good. Not to detract from the fishing but as a "60's" muscle car enthusiast that must have been quite a change in life going from the GTO to the VW. Anyway great story.
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
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bancroft michigan

Posts: 321
Partsman on Aug 7, 2020August 7th, 2020, 1:26 am EDT
Thank you Matt for sharing a important part of your life with us, and also for all the help you give to folks here! Those are some cool pictures!
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Monticello, NY

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Adirman on Aug 7, 2020August 7th, 2020, 3:44 am EDT
GREAT story Matt ,thanks so much for sharing 😊

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