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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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Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jun 3, 2017June 3rd, 2017, 7:50 am EDT
Tim.

This isn't a #16 or smaller. I have a bunch but am lazy and don't have the motivation to take a picture of one. This will give you the idea though.

One is a Red Quill #14 and the other is a #14 Hendrickson. It is just as easy to tie a #16 - #20. It takes some practice to get the proportions right and educate your fingers on size #22.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
TimCat
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Alanson, MI

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TimCat on Jun 3, 2017June 3rd, 2017, 8:08 am EDT
Beauties! I don't have any CDC feathers at the moment, but do you think snowshoe hare could work? I've tied some bwo spinners with snowshoe hair in 18, but never tried to get that fanned wing with them.

Nice looking flies Wbranch

Edit: I just saw your response on the other post. Thanks for the tips. Never thought about using Z-lon for wings. Nice
"If I'm not going to catch anything, then I 'd rather not catch anything on flies" - Bob Lawless
David82nd
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Upstate,New York

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David82nd on Jun 3, 2017June 3rd, 2017, 9:23 am EDT
Very nice , I think I'll tie some up tonight ,
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Roguerat on Jun 7, 2017June 7th, 2017, 7:37 am EDT
Matt,

REALLY nice ties, may I ask what dubbing or blend you're using for each one? I recall a thread some years back re; rabbit dubbing and all and you said you preferred beaver? to other furs. Anyway, something to shoot for in the fly quality department, the bar is pretty high here!

Making the shift to late pm on the river, temps headed to high 80's and pushing 90 for the next week or so...Iso's are starting to pop and I'll be staying until near dark and sketchy wading demands coming in. The river reports say we're at late July water levels and flows around here, pretty dry.

Roguerat

'Less is more...'

Ludwig Mies Vande Rohe
Partsman
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bancroft michigan

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Partsman on Jun 8, 2017June 8th, 2017, 11:57 am EDT
Matt I have a fly I used this week that looks very similar to yours except mine has elk hair for tail and wing and sort of a palmered hackle brown and grizzly. I'm trying to post pics but new phone and I'm struggling with this thing. This fly was on fire Tuesday, I had a huge brown on for a short time before the hook pulled free, but still cool as the fish came out of nowhere and was noseing the fly along before gently sipping it in at just a little over a rod length away. Boy gently changed in a big hurry, I still managed quite a few good fish for this river on this fly. I will try and get this posted as I would like a id.

Thanks,Mike.
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bancroft michigan

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Partsman on Jun 9, 2017June 9th, 2017, 9:44 am EDT
Thanks to a friend at work with a good book we got it, its a stimulator.
TimCat
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Alanson, MI

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TimCat on Jun 9, 2017June 9th, 2017, 4:29 pm EDT
Hey Partsman although I don't think they look very similar, I've used stimulators when I lost my last hopper last year and I'm pretty sure they work as a great substitute FYI.
"If I'm not going to catch anything, then I 'd rather not catch anything on flies" - Bob Lawless

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