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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 Walleye (William Struble)

Troutnut.com User Walleye (William Struble)

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William Struble
180 Prospect Ave, Gloversville, NY, 12078
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Have Fly fished for over 53 years, had many doors open for me early in life, with numerous well known and respected Fly Fisherman. I teach fly tying, have been an outdoor guide for over 35 years, and a fondness for never
to stop learning.
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