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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.

Mayfly Species Paraleptophlebia praepedita (Mahogany Dun)

This species may reinforce hatches of Paraleptophlebia debilis.

Where & when

Time of year : July through October

Preferred waters: Relatively large, warm trout streams

In Mayflies of Michigan Trout Streams, the Leonards report finding a single male adult of this species in late May. This is outside the range of emergence dates given by Knopp and Cormier in Mayflies: An Angler's Study of Trout Water Ephemeroptera .

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