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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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Female Ephemera guttulata (Green Drake) Mayfly Dun Pictures

For years after I started this website, I was eagerly hoping to find a green drake to add to the collection, but I was never in the right part of the world at the right time. It finally happened on June 1st, 2007.

This mayfly was collected from the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York on June 1st, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on June 4th, 2007.

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green drake
3 replies
Posted by Roytop on Apr 19, 2008
Last reply on Jun 1, 2011 by Troutnut
how about some spinner pics
Eastern Green Drake
4 replies
Posted by Wbranch on Feb 24, 2009
Last reply on Jan 28, 2010 by RleeP
I can't seem to be able to find my Green Drake/Brown Drake fly box....might of left it someplace or maybe it is up in my cabin but in case it is lost (over 100 emergers, duns, and spinmners) I was wondering what you PA/NY fishers use for the body? Specifically what color? do any of you color the dorsal side with brown indelible ink? I do and rib the abdomen with brown cotton thread. Thanks. A picture would be helpful.

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Female Ephemera guttulata (Green Drake) Mayfly Dun Pictures

Collection details
Location: West Branch of the Delaware River, New York
Date: June 1st, 2007
Added to site: June 4th, 2007
Author: Troutnut
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