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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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Female Ephemerella excrucians (Pale Morning Dun) Mayfly Dun Pictures

Ruler view of a Female Ephemerella excrucians (Ephemerellidae) (Pale Morning Dun) Mayfly Dun from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.
Lateral view of a Female Ephemerella excrucians (Ephemerellidae) (Pale Morning Dun) Mayfly Dun from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
Female Ephemerella excrucians (Ephemerellidae) (Pale Morning Dun) Mayfly Dun from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
Dorsal view of a Female Ephemerella excrucians (Ephemerellidae) (Pale Morning Dun) Mayfly Dun from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
Ventral view of a Female Ephemerella excrucians (Ephemerellidae) (Pale Morning Dun) Mayfly Dun from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho

This mayfly was collected from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho on July 31st, 2020 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on August 17th, 2020.


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Female Ephemerella excrucians (Pale Morning Dun) Mayfly Dun Pictures

Collection details
Location: Henry's Fork of the Snake River, Idaho
Date: July 31st, 2020
Added to site: August 17th, 2020
Author: Troutnut
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