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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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JOHNW on Sep 28, 2011September 28th, 2011, 12:01 pm EDT
do any of you mess around with articulated type streamers?
If so what techniques do you use/ style of articulated streamer do you like?
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
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Losthwy on Apr 27, 2016April 27th, 2016, 5:40 pm EDT
One I'll be tying this year is the "Sex Dungeon". I'll use heavy mono to connect the rear fly with beads.
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Roguerat on Apr 28, 2016April 28th, 2016, 4:33 am EDT
I've had success with the Galloup-style articulated streamers, esp. the Heifer Groomer (a hinged Zoo Cougar for all intents and purposes) and the Sex Dungeon. I use Beadolon stranded for the 'hinge' with the obligatory bead(s) in red, gold, or silver depending on a whim I guess.

Sidebar, I've had the most hookups with these streamers on BIG water such as the Muskegon and Lower Big Manistee- I don't even bother to bring them to the smaller streams I intend to fish.

There's a love/hate thing with articulated streamers...I like to tie and throw them, other anglers I've fished with consider these flies anathema.


'Less is more...'

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Feathers5 on Apr 28, 2016April 28th, 2016, 5:12 am EDT
Hey John,
I've tied and fished them, but I don't really fish streamers enough to give a good opinion. It did occur to me that I might do just as well for trout with buggers. Roguerat made a good point about having more hookups on large water with them. I do catch a lot more bass with articulated streamers on larger water like the Juniata and Susquehanna.

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