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.
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this ID.
Martinlf on Feb 23, 2013February 23rd, 2013, 8:29 pm EST
For those of you with teenage daughters. I just discovered that a hair straightner (flatiron) will straighten the long curly snowshoe hairs, making them more amenable to caddis wings. But please don't tell my girls; they'll hide the flatiron.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"
JOHNW on Feb 24, 2013February 24th, 2013, 10:27 am EST
I have used chemical hair straightener in the past to take the kink out of kiptail and calf tail when tying double wings and Wulffs. The folks at the beauty supply store were quite perplexed given my thinning pate of hair.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn