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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.

Female Ephemerella subvaria (Hendrickson) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

This one's a bit bedraggled because it was rainy and I had a hard time keeping anything dry, including the container I was putting mayflies in. I was practically juggling up there balanced on a rock trying to catch mayflies and trout at the same time.

This mayfly was collected from the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin on May 19th, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25th, 2006.

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