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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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Male Ameletus vernalis (Brown Dun) Mayfly Dun Pictures

This mayfly was collected from the Touchet River in Washington on April 25th, 2012 and added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on April 26th, 2012.

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Male Ameletus vernalis (Brown Dun) Mayfly Dun Pictures

Collection details
Location: Touchet River, Washington
Date: April 25th, 2012
Added to site: April 26th, 2012
Author: Bnewell
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