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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.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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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I have a hunch, but it can't be correct
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DayTripper on Apr 15, 2010April 15th, 2010, 11:52 am EDT
There was a light cloud of these hovering above my head on a walk along the Mohawk River this evening. The Mohawk is a very warm, slow moving river. Albany, NY area. Thanks.

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Taxon on Apr 15, 2010April 15th, 2010, 1:02 pm EDT
Hi Alex-

It's a male Callibaetis imago (spinner).
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
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DayTripper on Apr 16, 2010April 16th, 2010, 1:36 am EDT
Thanks, Roger. I appreciate it.
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Jmd123 on Apr 16, 2010April 16th, 2010, 9:34 am EDT
What a pretty little creature...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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