BWO Reference Info/Photos

Information and tips for tyers, as well as information on hatches.
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BWO Reference Info/Photos

Post by winonaflyfactory » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:44 am

I updated my website and compiled photos of BWO's taken for size and color references over the years. Review if you like and if you have any suggestions on additional hatch information or comments on what I posted please let me know. Thanks

http://www.winonaflyfactory.com/baetis- ... ged-olive/

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Post by brntrout » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:34 pm

Justin,

I like it, VERY NICE WORK!

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Post by winonaflyfactory » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:38 pm

Thanks Tom. Hope it is useful for others.

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Post by Troutchaser » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:43 pm

I find these very interesting. I especially like the February 2012 posers - weather was a lot different that year. Thanks for sharing.

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Post by brntrout » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:33 pm

Troutchaser wrote:I find these very interesting. I especially like the February 2012 posers - weather was a lot different that year. Thanks for sharing.
Actual baetis emergence occurring in late Feb. is not that uncommon. While it is rare on the majority of streams, its not uncommon on a "limited" number of streams in SE MN on a year to year bases in most years! Usually for whatever reason the early hatch is of short duration (3 to 5 days) and once its finished the hatch doesn't occur again until 3 or 4 weeks later on the same stream, which is very strange IMO! I will give a hint as to where it does happen, it happens on a few streams that run in a north to south or south to north direction, and those streams are all under 4 miles in length and less than 20 feet in width on average. ;)

Added: Not all streams run "exactly" in a south to north or north to south direction but in general they do!
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Post by teach » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:28 pm

Great resource, thanks for doing/sharing this. I'm liking the fresh coat of paint on your site, too, which I have occasionally checked in on over the last couple years. Always found it tough to read with the black background so I love the clean, white look. Keep it up!
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Post by winonaflyfactory » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:01 am

Thanks for the feed back teach. Glad to see the work I've put into it is helping others.

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Post by winonaflyfactory » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:01 am

Thanks for the feed back teach. Glad to see the work I've put into it is helping others.

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Post by brntrout » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:33 am

WFF, I was thinking yesterday, if you used the same exact format you could produce a great book on SE MN mayfly, caddis fly and stonefly hatches. The only problem is it would take a lot of work to compile all the necessary information and photo's before the book could go to press.

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