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Hex Mayflies
Hexagenia limbata

The famous nocturnal Hex hatch of the Midwest (and a few other lucky locations) stirs to the surface mythically large Brown Trout that only touch streamers for the rest of the year.

Grayling & bugs on the upper Gulkana River


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By Troutnut on July 17th, 2011
We went sightseeing in the Alaska Range on Sunday and made a quick stop near where the Gulkana River crosses the Denali Highway. Wader issues prevented us from venturing very far, so we were confined to a long stretch of easily accessed pocket water containing about two pockets, which held one nice grayling for each of us. Once again, Lena caught the first fish, giving my neuroscientist wife her chance to debut as a fashion model for the Troutnut store:



(Any wives reading this can buy "I outfish my husband" stuff here.)

I also collected some nymphs and a beautiful Drunella doddsii dun to photograph.

Photos by Troutnut from the Gulkana River and Miscellaneous Alaska in Alaska

Underwater photos by Troutnut from the Gulkana River in Alaska

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the Gulkana River in Alaska

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