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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.

Artistic view of a Perlodidae (Springflies and Yellow Stones) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to lead to Couplet 35 of the Key to Genera of Perlodidae Nymphs and the genus Isoperla, but I'm skeptical that's correct based on the general look. I need to get it under the microscope to review several choices in the key, and it'll probably end up a different Perlodidae.
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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Caenis (Angler's Curse) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

Caenis (Caenidae) (Angler's Curse) Mayfly Nymph from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Caenis (Caenidae) (Angler's Curse) Mayfly Nymph from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Ventral view of a Caenis (Caenidae) (Angler's Curse) Mayfly Nymph from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Dorsal view of a Caenis (Caenidae) (Angler's Curse) Mayfly Nymph from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin

This mayfly was collected from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin on June 8th, 2005 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on May 26th, 2006.

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Posted by Flytyer0423 on Aug 2, 2009
Last reply on Aug 2, 2009 by GONZO
i was just wondering why they call this fly a angler's curse?

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Caenis (Angler's Curse) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

Collection details
Location: Namekagon River, Wisconsin
Date: June 8th, 2005
Added to site: May 26th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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