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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.

Lateral view of a Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This wild-looking little thing completely puzzled me. At first I was thinking beetle or month larva, until I got a look at the pictures on the computer screen. I made a couple of incorrect guesses before entomologist Greg Courtney pointed me in the right direction with Psychodidae. He suggested a possible genus of Thornburghiella, but could not rule out some other members of the tribe Pericomini.
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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Female Perlinodes aurea (Springfly) Stonefly Adult Pictures

This stonefly was collected from the Touchet River in Washington on March 27th, 2012 and added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on March 27th, 2012.


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Female Perlinodes aurea (Springfly) Stonefly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Touchet River, Washington
Date: March 27th, 2012
Added to site: March 27th, 2012
Author: Bnewell
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