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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.

Lateral view of a Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Native Colorado cutthroat. Owner of many fly rods, but mainly Sage or Winston. Hold Colo state certification for driftboat guide, own a 14 SB raft, row class IV. Retired (and rather obnoxious about frequently mentioning that to Gen X-ers Millenials, whatever)! Age +63. Fished the Blue before Dillon, the Frying Pan before Ruedi, the Fraser when it had water. Dyna-King vise, tie my own, tho I will buy from Orvis if they send me a coupon.

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