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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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Troutnut.com User Deaddrift56 (Matthew Patterson)

Troutnut.com User Deaddrift56 (Matthew Patterson)

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Matthew Patterson
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Montana
Biography & Thoughts
Grew up and live in North Western Montana. Been fly fishing for 28 years. Married with two boys. My wife fly fishes and so does my oldest son. I'm sure the young one will also. Consider myself a conservative conservationist. Mainly a trout fisherman. Very much a wild trout snob. Dry fly fanatic. 12' leaders and size 20 dry's.
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