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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.

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First trout of 2022

First trout of 2022

By Troutnut on May 31st, 2022
It's been a busy winter and spring with work, and runoff makes fishing in the central Cascades less appealing until the water comes down and warms up later in the year. However, I was itching to feel the first trout of the year on the end of my line, so I briefly visited a nearby lowland creek to play with a few eager little rainbows and collect some bugs.

Photos by Troutnut from Mystery Creek #295 in Washington

Closeup insects by Troutnut from Mystery Creek #295 in Washington

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