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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.

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Male Epeorus pleuralis (Quill Gordon) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

A few days earlier I photographed this same specimen as a dun. The changes between dun and spinner seem particularly dramatic in this species.

This mayfly was collected from Dresserville Creek in New York on April 30th, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on May 3rd, 2007.

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Male Epeorus pleuralis (Quill Gordon) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

Collection details
Location: Dresserville Creek, New York
Date: April 30th, 2007
Added to site: May 3rd, 2007
Author: Troutnut
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