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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 Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Rhyacophila (Green Sedge) Caddisfly Pupa Pictures

This was a neat, rare view into a Rhyacophila caddisfly just beginning to pupate, with the features of the larva still clearly visible inside.

Rhyacophila (Rhyacophilidae) (Green Sedge) Caddisfly Pupa from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
Rhyacophila (Rhyacophilidae) (Green Sedge) Caddisfly Pupa from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
Rhyacophila (Rhyacophilidae) (Green Sedge) Caddisfly Pupa from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington

This caddisfly was collected from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington on July 28th, 2019 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on July 30th, 2019.

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Cool Photo
Posted by Martinlf on Aug 5, 2019
Last reply on Aug 5, 2019 by Martinlf
I've never seen anything like this. Wow!

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Rhyacophila (Green Sedge) Caddisfly Pupa Pictures

Collection details
Location: Mystery Creek #199, Washington
Date: July 28th, 2019
Added to site: July 30th, 2019
Author: Troutnut
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