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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 Neoleptophlebia (Leptophlebiidae) Mayfly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Some characteristics from the microscope images for the tentative species id: The postero-lateral projections are found only on segment 9, not segment 8. Based on the key in Jacobus et al. (2014), it appears to key to Neoleptophlebia adoptiva or Neoleptophlebia heteronea, same as this specimen with pretty different abdominal markings. However, distinguishing between those calls for comparing the lengths of the second and third segment of the labial palp, and this one (like the other one) only seems to have two segments. So I'm stuck on them both. It's likely that the fact that they're immature nymphs stymies identification in some important way.
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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This discussion is about Brodhead Creek.

Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Early morning sunshine beats through the trees, heating the water up for a Drunella hatch.

From Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
A few nice trout were rising in this deep pool during the tail end of a morning Drunella hatch, but I didn't manage to fool them.

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JIMFLA on Apr 24, 2014April 24th, 2014, 5:57 pm EDT
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Wbranch on Apr 24, 2014April 24th, 2014, 6:26 pm EDT
I don't know - why don't you ask some guys along the river? A couple of my friends fish there and don't seem to have any trouble parking.

You might get a better response from forum members if you introduce yourself since it is your first posting. Why all caps? Many people consider all caps as "talking loud".
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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