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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.

Updates from June 18, 2021

Photos by Troutnut from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin

Female Hexagenia limbata (Hex) Mayfly Dun
This female Hex dun emerged around 11 pm, one of relatively few on the water as I rushed back to the truck to beat an approaching thunderstorm. Her tails in reality were longer than shown in the picture, but they broke off.
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