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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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Landscape & scenery photos from the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
Pretty little coastal cutthroat trout
The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
Mountian lion tracks in the mud on a gravel bar

From the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
Closeup of a mountain lion track

From the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington

On-stream insect photos from the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
Spent Acentrella turbida spinners on the water

From the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington

Lateral view of a Male Paraleptophlebia sculleni (Leptophlebiidae) Mayfly Spinner from the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
For a species not yet reported in my state, I've been surprised to find these in two different locations lately. I was tempted to think they're the more common Paraleptophlebia debilis, but the characteristic big dorsal bump on the claspers just isn't present.
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