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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.

Dorsal view of a Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
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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Lifeaquatic has attached these 4 pictures to aid in identification. The message is below.
Lifeaquatic
new england

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Lifeaquatic on Dec 9, 2007December 9th, 2007, 8:54 am EST
these pictures were taken on my last day of fishing in central VT this season, oct 25 i believe.
baetis?
we seek for slumbering trout,and whispering in their ears,
give them unquiet dreams.
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Taxon on Dec 9, 2007December 9th, 2007, 1:17 pm EST
Mike-

The size (looks like about 4 mm based on the fingernail) and the apparent absence of hind wings cause me to suspect your mayfly may be a Plauditus male subimago.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
Lifeaquatic
new england

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Lifeaquatic on Dec 11, 2007December 11th, 2007, 12:15 pm EST
thanks roger, bwo patterns were the closest i had but they werent producing. looking at the picture now a light bodied fly may have been better as the underside of the abdomen appears to be pretty light colored.
we seek for slumbering trout,and whispering in their ears,
give them unquiet dreams.

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