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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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Millcreek
Healdsburg, CA

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Millcreek on May 8, 2016May 8th, 2016, 10:52 am EDT
Thought some of you might be interested in this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5N_1ivjOJ4
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TimCat
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Alanson, MI

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TimCat on May 9, 2016May 9th, 2016, 3:58 pm EDT
Looks like an upstream migration going on there.
"If I'm not going to catch anything, then I 'd rather not catch anything on flies" - Bob Lawless
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on May 13, 2016May 13th, 2016, 3:37 pm EDT
When there is an emergence of that magnitude of any aquatic insect it's time to head to shore and have lunch and a couple of high balls and take a nap until the emergence wanes or just row out and go to the nearest bar.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Losthwy
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Losthwy on Jun 10, 2016June 10th, 2016, 7:25 pm EDT
We have the same thing here in Colorado on the Arkansas River. The key is getting ABOVE the hatch.
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Los Angeles, CA / Pullman, WA

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Planettrout on Jun 11, 2016June 11th, 2016, 6:53 am EDT
The Mother's Day Hatch appears earlier here in CA, generally in late March on the Lower Owens River in the Eastern Sierras. I have seen it as thick as those Caddis on the Madison in the video link above...

This is a pattern for the emerging Brachycentrus I use. It is a variation of Craig Matthew's Guide Serendipity that he created for the hatch on the Madison:

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MOTHER’S DAY MUNCH (Caddis Pupa, Brachycentrus) - Matthews/Variant

HOOK: TMC 226 BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Fl. White – Under Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax forward

ABDOMEN: Datum Glo-Brite Floss Fl. Chartreuse

RIB: UTC Wire, Gunmetal Blue, x-sm

WING: Marc Petitjean CDC, #5 White – * Two tips tied in opposed

THORAX: UV2 Dyed Peacock Eye, Black

I fish it from the bottom to the top of the water column...and does it work... :)


PT/TB
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Jun 12, 2016June 12th, 2016, 10:07 am EDT
Cool, PT. Thanks.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on Jun 12, 2016June 12th, 2016, 6:27 pm EDT
Nice looking fly there, PT!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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