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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.

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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Portage, PA

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Lastchance on Aug 21, 2013August 21st, 2013, 1:51 pm EDT
I'm always confused by what size scud hook correlates to a regular shank dry fly hook. Just ask Antonio. I know he gets tired of me asking him. Is there a chart?
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Sayfu on Aug 22, 2013August 22nd, 2013, 12:01 pm EDT
They should tell you on the box....1x short, or 2x short meaning 2 hook sizes.
But how far around the shank do you apply body material? I consider this slightly arbitrary.

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