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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.

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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Updates from September 8, 2006

Updates from September 8, 2006

Photos by Troutnut

This is a very deep pool in a very clear stream.  It's well-known for its brookies, but I neither saw nor caught any in this inviting pool.  I drove a few miles upstream and ran into the expected number of eager little fish.
This small stream's so clear it looks like a swimming pool in this really deep spot.

On-stream insect photos by Troutnut

This winged ant was on a mossy rock in the middle of a small stream.

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