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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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Crepuscular on Feb 28, 2012February 28th, 2012, 4:38 am EST
Ok I was going through some old photos and found these pics of a green drake collected on the main stem of the Delaware River lust below Hancock.I'm guessing it was just about ready to molt judging from its color but I figured I'd post it to see what you all thought. The blue color on the thorax is an artifact I believe. IThe brown drake was on the same leaf. Nice time to be there!
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Troutnut on Feb 28, 2012February 28th, 2012, 8:47 am EST
Cool pictures!
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Entoman on Feb 28, 2012February 28th, 2012, 9:24 am EST
Wow, I agree with Jason. I don't think I've ever seen an image of a drake so dark. Excepting a few cells in the wings, it looks like a black & white photo... Mostly black.:)
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Troutnut on Feb 28, 2012February 28th, 2012, 9:34 am EST
The white balance on a camera can do funny things when you're shooting against a colored background like that green foam.
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Entoman on Feb 28, 2012February 28th, 2012, 9:44 am EST
Ah!
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Oldredbarn on Feb 28, 2012February 28th, 2012, 10:02 am EST
The white balance on a camera can do funny things when you're shooting against a colored background like that green foam.


Jason...Or when, due to a "little gray" ;) in the beard, it completely washes out and I end up looking like Santa Claus...:)

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Crepuscular on Feb 28, 2012February 28th, 2012, 10:55 am EST
Well except for the blue on the thorax, the color is right on. if you notice the brown drake is normal color.

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