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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.

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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Dave_K has attached this picture to aid in identification. The message is below.
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Dave_K on Jul 1, 2008July 1st, 2008, 4:32 pm EDT
This little damselfly nymph hatched right in my hand. It took about 5 minutes.
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GONZO on Jul 1, 2008July 1st, 2008, 5:26 pm EDT
Sorry, Dave. I'm not good at Zygoptera. Unless someone is familiar enough with this genus/species that they can recognize it at a glance, it might require being able to see the labium and the lateral aspect of the gills (the things that fly fishers call "tails" on damselfly naiads).

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