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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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Entoman on May 30, 2012May 30th, 2012, 6:40 pm EDT
Congratulations on the paper, Luke! Thanks for all your hard work and sharing it with us.

This study certainly presents a can of worms.

Well, I guess it has to be opened. No sense us anglers pretending it's not there (though I can't say I'm looking forward to the editing on the hatch pages that's probably gonna be required). :)
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
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PaulRoberts on May 31, 2012May 31st, 2012, 4:56 am EDT
Wow! Thanks, Luke. It's a big world, esp when we're looking at small critters.
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Jmw975 on May 31, 2012May 31st, 2012, 6:34 pm EDT
Thanks for posting this here Luke, and thanks to everyone who provided specimens for the project through Luke!

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Taxon on Jun 1, 2012June 1st, 2012, 5:48 pm EDT
Here are some now published results from the request I put out a few years ago. This study certainly presents a can of worms. Thank you to all who helped by sending a few specimens. I regret we could not name everyone in text. Happy reading.


Very nice, Luke. The paper provides (116) State and Province distributions of which I was previously unaware. Although that's not the purpose of the paper, it's extremely helpful to me none-the-less, and I really appreciate your having shared it. See N. American Mayfly Distribution Query.

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Jodea on May 10, 2013May 10th, 2013, 8:02 am EDT
hi Konchu ,, could you cast your eye on this for me , its may especially for collecting mayfly .. please watch the intro video and give your honest opinion on it if/when you have time

thank you
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Galway city Ireland

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Jodea on May 10, 2013May 10th, 2013, 8:05 am EDT
here is the video link .; perhaps copy and paste it as im not yet sure how to attach the klink here ... thanks

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