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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.

Female Hexagenia atrocaudata (Late Hex) Mayfly Dun Pictures

I found this lone Hexagenia atrocaudata dun fluttering by herself on the surface of a small, still stretch of river one evening as I paddled home from fishing for smallmouths in the warm August weather.

This mayfly was collected from the Teal River in Wisconsin on August 5th, 2005 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 14th, 2006.

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