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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.

Cinygmula reticulata (Western Ginger Quill) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

I collected several live specimens of nymphs and reared them to the imago stage. They were C. reticulata. The interesting thing is they were collected in May and were emerging along with Rhithrogena (March Brown). This seems to be an overlooked hatch since in some rivers it emerges very early, before runoff.

This mayfly was collected from the Big Thompson River in Montana on May 10th, 2009 and added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on June 26th, 2011.

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