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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 has attached these 4 pictures to aid in identification. The message is below.
Millcreek
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Millcreek on Sep 13, 2019September 13th, 2019, 9:49 am EDT
This naiad is found in areas of moderate current in the Russian River. Length is approximately 35-40 mm. The common name is Sinuous Snaketail.
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Troutnut on Sep 14, 2019September 14th, 2019, 2:09 am EDT
Nice photos!
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