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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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Troutnut.com User Orvis4wt (Jeff Wilson)

Troutnut.com User Orvis4wt (Jeff Wilson)

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I have been flyfishing since I was around 10yrs old. My brothers said that it was the only way to fish so it's all I know. I have been serious about it since I was in my early twenties so I have been doing it all together for around 30yrs. I have been a tyer since I was a young man in my twenties and like to learn about the entomology of the flies that I fish.
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