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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 Holocentropus (Polycentropodidae) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to tentatively key to Holocentropus, although I can't make out the anal spines in Couplet 7 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae nor the dark bands in Couplet 4 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae, making me wonder if I went wrong somewhere in keying it out. I don't see where that could have happened, though. It might also be that it's a very immature larva and doesn't possess all the identifying characteristics in the key yet. If Holocentropus is correct, then Holocentropus flavus and Holocentropus interruptus are the two likely possibilities based on range, but I was not able to find a description of their larvae.
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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Landscape & scenery photos from Denali Highway

Swampbuggy Lake. This is one of the prettiest scenes where the road winds along the Clearwater Mountains.

From Denali Highway in Alaska
Clearwater Mountains. This general area was the site of much of my frantic hunting action on the last day of the season, at morning and dusk.

From Denali Highway in Alaska
This was one of our first views of the mountains we'd be hiking into, seen from across some lakes in the upper Osar Creek drainage.

From Denali Highway in Alaska
Alaska Range and fall colors

From Denali Highway in Alaska
Mt Deborah (left) and Hess Mountain (right)

From Denali Highway in Alaska
Mt Deborah (left) and Hess Mountain (right)

From Denali Highway in Alaska
Denali Highway in Alaska
Mt Deborah (left) and Hess Mountain (right)

From Denali Highway in Alaska
Backlit dwarf birch

From Denali Highway in Alaska
Aurora Peak. You can also see a bit of the Maclaren Glacier on the very left hand side of the image

From Denali Highway in Alaska
Tundra puddle

From Denali Highway in Alaska
Looking back at the Clearwater Mountains from the east

From Denali Highway in Alaska
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