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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

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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Konchu on Nov 6, 2010November 6th, 2010, 2:56 am EDT
Some of those with a persuasion towards literature will appreciate this nugget of trivia I just gleaned from some pleasure reading (if you did not know it already).

Walton's The Compleat Angler is the third most-published work of English literature, behind the Bible and the "compleat" works of Wm Shakespeare.
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Shawnny3 on Nov 6, 2010November 6th, 2010, 3:26 am EDT
I feel like I've read that bit of trivia before, Konchu, but had forgotten it. Thanks for sharing. It is a charming book.

Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis

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