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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 Zapada cinctipes (Nemouridae) (Tiny Winter Black) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Nymphs of this species were fairly common in late-winter kick net samples from the upper Yakima River. Although I could not find a key to species of Zapada nymphs, a revision of the Nemouridae family by Baumann (1975) includes the following helpful sentence: "2 cervical gills on each side of midline, 1 arising inside and 1 outside of lateral cervical sclerites, usually single and elongate, sometimes constricted but with 3 or 4 branches arising beyond gill base in Zapada cinctipes." This specimen clearly has the branches and is within the range of that species.
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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Wolve
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Wolve on Jan 10, 2008January 10th, 2008, 12:32 am EST
I am trying to tie a female adult early black stone. I want a fly that will look like it is laying eggs at or in the surface of the water. The pattern I am working on calls for wood duck underwing with dark grey duck overwing flaired. I am not sure how to flair the duck wings on this fly. I tied one with standard duck quill wings on the side but somehow it doesn't look right. I think the pattern means strands of a duck feather but I am not sure. Can anyone help me out?
Dano
Vanderbilt, Michigan

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Dano on Jan 10, 2008January 10th, 2008, 1:56 am EST
Perhaps if you could name the exact nomenclature of the fly pattern, more concise advice could be given...

In general, though, most reciepes will specify quill barbs vs. quill segments. In tying a flared (delta) wing each wing is tied on seperately at the desired angle, then one or two half figure 8 wraps to make final adjustments.

Dano


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