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Blue-winged Olives

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.

Mayfly Species Paraleptophlebia strigula (Blue Quill)

This species often hatches together with Paraleptophlebia mollis and Paraleptophlebia guttata.

Where & when

Time of year : June through August

Hatching behavior

Time of day : Morning

Habitat: Fast water

The emerged duns rest on the surface for a while before taking flight.

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