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February 21, 2010 in Outdoors

This classic Blue-Wing Olive dry fly pattern is one of Steve Moss’s staples for winter fly fishing on the Spokane River.

Steve Moss chooses from his box of tiny dry flies the size of mosquitoes to match a Spokane River hatch of blue-winged olive mayflies on a gray afternoon in February.

Rich Landers photo

Steve Moss of Spokane enjoys fly fishing on the Spokane River year-round, except during spring run-off. On this afternoon last week he was casting to trout feeding on a hatch of blue-wing olive mayflies along the river downstream from downtown Spokane.