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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 5, 2021

Updates from September 5, 2021

Photos by Troutnut from the Bitterroot River in Montana

Photo by Les Korcala

From the Bitterroot River in Montana
The Bitterroot River in Montana

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the Bitterroot River in Montana

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Male Ecdyonurus criddlei (Little Slate-Winged Dun) Mayfly Spinner
Lateral view of a Male Ecdyonurus criddlei (Heptageniidae) (Little Slate-Winged Dun) Mayfly Spinner from the Bitterroot River in Montana

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