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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.

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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Steps25
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Steps25 on May 30, 2016May 30th, 2016, 9:01 am EDT
Been a while since I've been on the water and posted some fish porn. Quick vids testing a bamboo rod, fishing local March Brown, Vitreus hatch. Enjoy.




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Martinlf on May 31, 2016May 31st, 2016, 11:31 am EDT
Pretty rod, and nice fish, especially that 12" brookie.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Steps25 on May 31, 2016May 31st, 2016, 7:05 pm EDT
Thanks. Love those colorful brookies.

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