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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.

Dorsal view of a Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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Konchu on Jun 12, 2012June 12th, 2012, 6:17 pm EDT
any concerns about eye protection using UV headlamps? I plan to use uv light extensively later this summer to do night collecting.
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JOHNW on Jun 13, 2012June 13th, 2012, 4:01 pm EDT
I don't know if the comercialy available headlamps would be powerful enough to do damage just don't shine the beam directly into any ones eyes to be safe. We used high intensity stage lights and they were hung 40-50' up in the air and always pointed so the light was coming from behind our customers.
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Shanti on Jun 14, 2012June 14th, 2012, 9:57 pm EDT
Any UV-light that we can see is pretty harmless.
If we can see it, it means that our eye adjusts itself, in other words protects itself.
The UV-rays from, for example, the sun we can't see and the eye can't protect itself.

Yet, staring into a lightsource for any long periods of time, isn't a good idea. In wintertime, we do a lot of fishing with orange egg patterns around here. My most effective pattern is an orange tungsten bead, covered by orange UV-glue. My friends decided, the lazy bastards, the mine were the best looking ones, so I ended up spending a couple of days with glue and a UV-torch.
Not that healthy at all.
The coming winter they will have to do their own. And since their versions are far more ugly, I will catch more rainbows. Not that I'm counting fish that often, but this time I see it as some kind of revenge.
Somewhere, right now, a fish is rising.
And you´re at the computer..

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