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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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Al514 has attached these 2 pictures to aid in identification. The message is below.
Al514
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Al514 on Jun 18, 2007June 18th, 2007, 3:43 pm EDT
these covered the water tonight. what does everyone think?
Wiflyfisher
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Wiflyfisher on Jun 18, 2007June 18th, 2007, 3:56 pm EDT
My wild guess would be an Epeorus spinner.
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Troutnut on Jun 18, 2007June 18th, 2007, 4:10 pm EDT
I don't think it's Epeorus, because the eyes would be closer together in that genus. It's certainly in the Heptageniidae family, but I wouldn't be able to really narrow it down beyond that.

It would help if you've got a picture showing the entire fore legs.
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Konchu on Jun 18, 2007June 18th, 2007, 5:45 pm EDT
yeah to what troutnut said

could be Rhithrogena, based on wing venation (anastomies), abdomen color (generally reddish, but I'm not sure about some of the markings) and femoral maculation (median dark blotch)

the dark wing veins are reminiscient of some other genus, perhaps, but I'm drawing a blank at this hour when my mind is numb...take what I say with a grain of salt however

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