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Lateral view of a Female Hexagenia limbata (Ephemeridae) (Hex) Mayfly Dun from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
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.

27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Yakima Springflies

This common name refers to only one species. Click its scientific name to learn more.

Stonefly Species Osobenus yakimae

These are very rarely called Yakima Springflies.
Dorsal view of a Osobenus yakimae (Perlodidae) (Yakima Springfly) Stonefly Nymph from the South Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
This nymph keys out to Osobenus yakimae, and a comparison of the markings with a specimen on flyfishingentomology.com provides a good verification. The size is about right, as that species has been described as 12 mm. The markings generally fit the original description of the nymph of that species (Jewett 1955) perfectly.

Yakima Springflies

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