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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 Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This wild-looking little thing completely puzzled me. At first I was thinking beetle or month larva, until I got a look at the pictures on the computer screen. I made a couple of incorrect guesses before entomologist Greg Courtney pointed me in the right direction with Psychodidae. He suggested a possible genus of Thornburghiella, but could not rule out some other members of the tribe Pericomini.
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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Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult Pictures

Dorsal view of a Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult from Salmon Creek in New York
Ventral view of a Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult from Salmon Creek in New York
Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult from Salmon Creek in New York

This true fly was collected from Salmon Creek in New York on March 29th, 2006 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 7th, 2006.


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Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Salmon Creek, New York
Date: March 29th, 2006
Added to site: April 7th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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