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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.

Male Paraleptophlebia (Blue Quills) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

I wasn't actually fishing the river where I caught this one. I was just scouting, didn't like the look of the water, and as I was walking back to the car this little dun landed on my vest. Why can't they all be so easy to collect?

This mayfly was collected from the East Branch of the Delaware River in New York on September 8th, 2006 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on October 4th, 2006.

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