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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

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.

Dorsal view of a Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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roguerat- born and raised in west Michigan, love The Rogue River...and the White...and the Muskegon...and the PM...you get the drift. Started fly-tying and fishing warmwater back in '93, then going after trout 12 years ago or so when a friend moved back from Minnesota and twisted my arm into trying it. haven't tied anything smaller than a 22, no matter what my friends say about Tricos and midges.
middle-aged, 2 daughters who come home from college to fish with dad (fly-fish, naturally), wife and I do lots of weekenders trying new fishing spots.

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