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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 May 7, 2007

Updates from May 7, 2007

Photos by Troutnut from Factory Brook in New York

Factory Brook in New York
This might be the most impossible fly-casting situation I've ever seen, a thicket along a creek which normally has relatively easy casting.

From Factory Brook in New York

On-stream insect photos by Troutnut from Fall Creek in New York

Here's a fresh ball of eggs from a Hendrickson spinner, photographed to show the proper color for the egg-ball on spinner patterns.

From Fall Creek in New York

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