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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.

Small-stream brook trout in Alaska? Not exactly...

By Troutnut on July 11th, 2012
Amidst the hundreds of little grayling streams scattered through interior Alaska, there are a handful places to find a welcome bit of variety: dwarf dolly varden. These guys don't migrate around chasing the nutritious salmon runs, but instead stay in small streams at a correspondingly small size. I had never found one of these gems (and hadn't looked very hard) until the other day. I had great fun with my soft, short 4-weight, placing a foam beetle in some challenging places in hopes of enticing an 8-inch fish.

Photos by Troutnut from Mystery Creek #170 in Alaska

Underwater photos by Troutnut from Mystery Creek #170 in Alaska

On-stream insect photos by Troutnut from Mystery Creek #170 in Alaska

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