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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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Baetisca laurentina (Armored Mayfly) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

Dorsal view of a Baetisca laurentina (Baetiscidae) (Armored Mayfly) Mayfly Nymph from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Lateral view of a Baetisca laurentina (Baetiscidae) (Armored Mayfly) Mayfly Nymph from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Ventral view of a Baetisca laurentina (Baetiscidae) (Armored Mayfly) 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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Baetisca laurentina (Armored Mayfly) 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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