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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 Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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First fly, after 12 years away from the bench.
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PESCATORE on May 21, 2016May 21st, 2016, 7:05 pm EDT
I thought I would post an image tonight, to see how it would look on the Site. I took up fly tying again today after a hiatus of 12 years. I can see that I need some fine tuning as shown by this closeup taken with my Micro Nikkor lens and Camera.


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Roguerat on May 23, 2016May 23rd, 2016, 3:02 pm EDT

WELCOME BACK, and this is a great site for any level fly fisher and tyer.

If that's an 'out of tune' Humpy you haven't got far to go getting back in the groove, better than my best on this pattern!

tight lines,


'Less is more...'

Ludwig Mies Vande Rohe
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PESCATORE on May 23, 2016May 23rd, 2016, 8:40 pm EDT

Thanks for stopping by and your comments. The real challenge is tying them on a #16 or 18 and even more difficult, a #20. I will need an added measure of patients on those sizes.

I agree with you on your comment about this Site. I was so impressed, after browsing this site that I wrote a Kudo to convey my appreciation but, have not posted it because I cannot find a section in the Forums for such comments. Neither did I find a New Member forum where I could post that Kudo.

Thanks again for stopping by and your remarks. I'm certain we will cross paths again, I plan to spend a good amount of time on this Site... when I'm not tying or fishing.



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