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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.

> Mystery Creek # 186

About "Mystery Creeks": I love small streams, but some of my favorite little trout streams are too small and too fragile to publicize here. If you recognize one of these, you already understand why I'm keeping it a secret. These are the kinds of places that lose a little bit of their charm if you see someone else's week-old footprint, and I don't want to do that to them.

Landscape & scenery photos from Mystery Creek # 186

On-stream insect photos from Mystery Creek # 186

Closeup insects by Troutnut from Mystery Creek #186 in Alaska

Male Cinygmula ramaleyi (Small Western Gordon Quill) Mayfly Spinner
This one was preserved in ethanol and partially dissected, so it doesn't have its natural wild coloration, and it's missing some appendages. I'm posting it for identification purposes.
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