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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.

Lateral view of a Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Oldredbarn on May 6, 2013May 6th, 2013, 8:18 am EDT
The June-July 2013 Fly Fisherman mag has an interesting article in it from James Prosek called, "The Diversity of Trout"...It addresses our discussions here, from time-to-time, about the issue of species etc. IMHO...It is worth the price of admission.

"Darwin expressed his frustration with the word species and questioned where to draw lines amid infinite beauty and diversity."

There are a couple other articles to spice it up...They are PA oriented :), seems to be in vogue this year :)...One on Hexagenia autrocaudata by some guy named Paul Weamer ;), and one on "Allegheny Browns". Mr Weamer is our neighbor on Penn's Creek where Eric and I bought our angler's hut this past spring...:)

Also rather timely for Spence, an article on Nectopsyche showing up in force on the Firehole and Madison.

"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood

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