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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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Feathers5 on Oct 30, 2013October 30th, 2013, 4:52 am EDT
I promise I'll never ask a another serious question.

Really, Bruce? Never is an awfully long time

I said that tongue-in-cheek. I always have questions.
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Taxon on Oct 30, 2013October 30th, 2013, 8:34 am EDT
Yes, Bruce, as did I, as did I.
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Oldredbarn on Oct 30, 2013October 30th, 2013, 2:34 pm EDT
Nice Tony! That's just what the "doctor" ordered, for Brucie! :)

In terms of barbs...did you mean that literally or as a tongue-in-cheek "barb"? :) I have a zillion old hooks and I'm a cheap-o...I still carry an old set of debarbing pliers with me and smash them down on the stream. I forget sometimes that I do occasionally have barbless hooks or that I have already squeesed it down to get a bead head on there. Old habits die hard.
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

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