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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 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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Landscape & scenery photos from Willowemoc Creek

Willowemoc Creek in New York
Willowemoc Creek in New York
Willowemoc Creek in New York
Willowemoc Creek, Powerline Pool in New York
The trout streams of the Catskills are often beautiful and clear, but unlike spring creeks they are prone to dramatic flooding at times.  This picture shows flood-swept vegetation fifty yards from and several feet above the normal channel.

From Willowemoc Creek, Powerline Pool in New York
Willowemoc Creek in New York
Willowemoc Creek in New York
I love how clear the water can be in the Catskills when it hasn't rained for a little while.  A polarizing filter (or sunglasses!) helps, too.

From Willowemoc Creek in New York
Willowemoc Creek in New York
Willowemoc Creek in New York
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