So.... for the layman... a BWO. Tom, was this a little one or a big one. Our western BWOs can be bigger ones.Hi MGTom-
Although it closely resembles the coloration of a Brown Dun, it appears to have minute hind wings, whereas a Brown Dun of genus Ameletus would have quite large hind wings. I believe this female subimago is more likely to be Baetis tricaudatus.
Thanks for the help. I figure it would be worth carrying some nymphs for winter. I usually carry a box of stones and hare's ear's for caddis (might be close enough). Maybe add some PT's. However this creek system is closed in winter, and the ones further east? I haven't seen them but they are probably there, I should look closer since I'm doing more trout fishing than steelheading.So.... for the layman... a BWO. Tom, was this a little one or a big one. Our western BWOs can be bigger ones.
Thx, pilot rocks only an hour south and very similar terrain so that would be a quite logical choice.
As MGTom just suggested, I believe the first image posted was a Blue-Winged Olive (Baetis tricaudatus), and the two images taken a month later are Brown Duns genus Ameletus.@Taxon, can you clarify your earlier post? Are these ameletus or baetis? If they are in fact baetis, should the chart be updated? The size range says 16-24.