1. American teal
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  • During the spring and fall migration periods, extensive use is made of the area by most waterfowl in the mid-Atlantic region, including Canada geese, greenwinged teal, bluewinged teal, gadwall, pintail, wigeon and shoveler. Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • In March and early April, the bluewing olive, or Baetis, mayfly is common throughout trout country. Field and Stream Guide: 50 Ways to Catch Spring Trout
  • Little Bluewing, the dragoon's little bluewing, that is, was not like other children; she always talked very sensibly, but she often said queer things, and everybody was puzzled to know where she got them from. In Midsummer Days, and Other Tales
  • This fly is easily distinguished from the bluewing olive by its larger size, brown mottling, and raked-back wings. Field and Stream Guide: 50 Ways to Catch Spring Trout
  • Productive flies early and late in the season are typically small: bluewing olive emergers in sizes 18-28, GT Triple-Double dries in sizes 12-16 (see page 94), plus ant, midge, and scud patterns from size 16 downward. John Merwin Fishes America's Best Tailwater: Utah's Green River
  • There is, by the bye, a little blue butterfly whom the people call bluewing; you can see it in the summer sitting on the tall blades of the grass, and its wings resemble a flax blossom; a fluttering flax blossom with antenna instead of filaments. In Midsummer Days, and Other Tales
  • Mercer's Poxyback Baetis nymph is a great imitation of the midget bluewing olive mayflies that hatch in most areas in August. 10 Tactics For Catching Late-Summer, Low-Water Trout on Small Flies
  • The trout might appear to be taking bluewing olive duns, but they could actually be eating cripples, emergers, floating nymphs, or something else entirely, like spent trico spinners floating flush with the surface. How and Why to Use Two Flies: Tie On a Dropper and You Will Catch More Trout
  • Early fishing in spring creeks and tailwaters can involve a lot of nymphing, but hatches sometimes come off ahead of schedule in the warmer water, especially those of small aquatic insects like midges and the miniature, drab mayflies that flyfishermen call bluewing olives. John Geirach's Tips for Catching Early-Spring Trout
  • Looking at photos of other teal hunters' bags, most seem to hold a high percentage of adult male bluewings.
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