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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 Pycnopsyche guttifera (Limnephilidae) (Great Autumn Brown Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen appears to be of the same species as this one collected in the same spot two months earlier. The identification of both is tentative. This one suffered some physical damage before being photographed, too, so the colors aren't totally natural. I was mostly photographing it to test out some new camera setting idea, which worked really well for a couple of closeups.
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 Miscellaneous

UAF Large Animal Research Station in Alaska
Eskimo family catching starry flounder

From Kotzebue in Alaska
A float plane takes off from Willow Lake near Glennallen along the Richardson Highway.

From Richardson Highway in Alaska
Boat in the Chukchi Sea

From Kotzebue in Alaska
After finishing the Kenai float, I drove town to Homer.  Along the way was this view of the little fishing village of Ninilchik on Cook Inlet.

From Ninilchik in Alaska
A house perched over Ninilchik with a commanding view of Cook Inlet.
One of my first two keeper halibut... incredibly tasty fish!

From Homer in Alaska
Heading out on my first halibut-fishing trip.  The gear is a little heavier than what I'm used to.

From Homer in Alaska
Lena and Taiga on the Maclaren River Trail. This trail heads north toward the Maclaren Glacier and West Fork of the Maclaren River, uphill on the west side of the Maclaren River.

From the Maclaren River Trail in Alaska
View toward the Minto Flats

From Murphy Dome in Alaska
Halibut bait.  The herring cut herring is the main treat, but the pieces of octopus really stay on the hook.  Combine them, and you'll have something down there to get the halibut to keep nibbling if it steals the herring.

From Homer in Alaska
Denali from near Murphy Dome. This was the clearest view of the mountain I've ever had from this far away (150 miles).

From Murphy Dome in Alaska
You might be an Alaskan redneck if... you abandon a tireless airboat trailer up on wood blocks by the side of the road, with a giant "Calvin peeing on a regular boat" logo.

From Murphy Dome in Alaska
Talkeetna in Alaska
Should-be grouse habitat

From Cache Creek Road in Alaska
Sunny fall colors

From Murphy Dome in Alaska
Sunny fall colors

From Murphy Dome in Alaska
Lingonberries (low-bush cranberries)

From Murphy Dome in Alaska
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