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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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Mcjames
Cortland Manor, NY

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Mcjames on Apr 18, 2013April 18th, 2013, 11:01 am EDT
good news: I was gifted a pile of tying materials
bad news: nothing is labeled

any tips for identifying elk hair vs. deer hair?

many thanks
I am haunted by waters
Entoman
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Northern CA & ID

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Entoman on Apr 18, 2013April 18th, 2013, 11:13 am EDT
Hi Jim,

Generally, elk hair is more tannish gray with larger blonde sections. it tends to be coarser and less speckled looking. This is not a hard rule as some pieces can confuse things a little. The best way is to look for black tips...That's deer.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman

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