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.
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
Partsman on Oct 8, 2020October 8th, 2020, 7:32 am EDT
Fished a northern Michigan stream tuesday, conditions are very demanding, low, clear water, and sunshine added up to tough fishing. I managed a couple of nice browns given the conditions, I only take quick photos in the net, I really dont care about how big they are unless I get into something in the mid 20's. I was fishing a sparkle minnow pattern from the folks at flyfishfood. I might also add there were alot of people on the river and on the hiking trail that paralells the river. Thats good that folks enjoy the fall beauty.
Jmd123 on Oct 13, 2020October 13th, 2020, 1:56 am EDT
Nice work Mike!!! Here and on that beautiful brookie in your other story. Good for you for getting out! On nice October days the fishing can be amazing - they know winter is coming and they are putting on the feed bag right now! Really pretty brownies you caught there. Geez, I can't wait to see what you catch next! Thanks for sharing.
P.S. Stories with pics coming from a fishing trip and a work trip, just gotta put them together.
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...