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.
Hansolo on Jun 4, 2016June 4th, 2016, 10:28 am EDT
Just bought house on Russian river. Love seeing mayflies hugging the doorframes in the early mornings. Reminds me of the east coast where I used to fly fish the Farmington and housatonic year-round.
When gardening I see insects in the dirt I've never seen before anywhere. They look like mayfly nymphs. They are anywhere from a millimeter to an inch long. They look like all-brown versions of Baetis nymphs, skinny, compact, perhaps 2 tails. They crawl over rocks, my planters, the dirt, anywhere.
Are there such things as terrestrial mayfly nymphs that live their entire lives close to rivers but on land?!?
If so, what variety are they? I want to create a ceramic address/nameplate at bottom of my driveway with a sketch of one of these things. Thanks.