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- n. The blue-winged teal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The blue-winged teal. See teal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The blue-winged teal of North America, Querquedula discors, a very common small duck with blue wing-coverts, much esteemed for the table. See cut under teal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. American teal
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.
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.
Mercer's Poxyback Baetis nymph is a great imitation of the midget bluewing olive mayflies that hatch in most areas in August.
A size 18 or 20 Parachute Adams or Parachute Black Gnat, or a Griffith's Gnat in sizes 18 to 22, will cover the occasional hatch of midges or, on some rivers, bluewing olive mayflies.
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.
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.
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.
The white breast and light underwings-especially on drakes-are a good clue when the birds are overhead or twisting and turning, and these help distinguish between greenwing al and the bluewing variety.
This fly is easily distinguished from the bluewing olive by its larger size, brown mottling, and raked-back wings.
In March and early April, the bluewing olive, or Baetis, mayfly is common throughout trout country.