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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.

Insects from the Chena River

By Troutnut on May 10th, 2008
Back before I started my first real field season as a graduate student working on Chinook salmon in the Chena River, I took a fun personal trip up to the North Fork just after ice-out (yes, the ice breaks up that late here!) to collect some Alaskan insects to photograph for the site.

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the Chena River in Alaska

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