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The Specimen

Baetis (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly DunBaetis (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly Dun View 5 PicturesI found this female in the same area as a male with similar markings, probably of the same species.
Collected September 19, 2006 from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by on October 4, 2006

The Discussion

MartinlfDecember 18th, 2008, 5:02 am
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Palmyra PA

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Casey, take a look at the underside of this bug.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TaxonDecember 18th, 2008, 8:55 am
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Plano, TX

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Louis-

Context, please.
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
MartinlfDecember 18th, 2008, 9:57 am
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Palmyra PA

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Touche, Taxon . . . I should have known better with you out their poised to strike at any hint of indecency.

For context, see Casey's question about blue wing olives in the "winter fishing - ice in the guides" thread. See, I wasn't being naughty!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
CaseyPDecember 18th, 2008, 11:59 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
Louis,
y'know, this spring i tied up a whole box of caddis from large to small, tan to black, and a few larvae and sparkle caddis as well. it was neat having whatever i needed, and after a while i knew which ones to make more of. this winter it's going to be a box of small mayflies with "blue" wings and every sort of body color, and some nymphs and emergers as well. and after a while...

thanks a lot for unravelling that little puzzle for me. those bugs i'd seen on the stream in cooler weather were seldom "blue"--and now i know why, or at least that it's really so.

Taxon, it's getting darker every day...;-)

"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
LittleJDecember 18th, 2008, 1:30 pm
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
I'm with you casey, if you fish more than one stream, you'll need any number of 8 thousand patterns/colors/sizes when someone tells you the "olives" are on.
TaxonDecember 18th, 2008, 8:16 pm
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Plano, TX

Posts: 1297
Louis,
Touche, Taxon . . . I should have known better with you out their poised to strike at any hint of indecency.


I plead innocent; thought maybe you were referring to those thingamajiggies:

Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
MartinlfDecember 19th, 2008, 5:57 pm
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Palmyra PA

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Not me, I try never to refer to thingamajiggies if I can help it! ;>
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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