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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 Onocosmoecus (Limnephilidae) (Great Late-Summer Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen keys pretty easily to Onocosmoecus, and it closely resembles a specimen from Alaska which caddis expert Dave Ruiter recognized as this genus. As with that specimen, the only species in the genus documented in this area is Onocosmoecus unicolor, but Dave suggested for that specimen that there might be multiple not-yet-distinguished species under the unicolor umbrella and it would be best to stick with the genus-level ID. I'm doing the same for this one.
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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Claassenia sabulosa (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph Pictures

Ruler view of a Claassenia sabulosa (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.
Dorsal view of a Claassenia sabulosa (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Ventral view of a Claassenia sabulosa (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Claassenia sabulosa (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Claassenia sabulosa (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Claassenia sabulosa (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Claassenia sabulosa (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Claassenia sabulosa (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington

This stonefly was collected from the Yakima River in Washington on April 24th, 2022 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 27th, 2022.


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Claassenia sabulosa (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph Pictures

Collection details
Location: Yakima River, Washington
Date: April 24th, 2022
Added to site: April 27th, 2022
Author: Troutnut
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