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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 Clostoeca disjuncta (Limnephilidae) (Northern Caddisfly) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one was surprisingly straightforward to identify. The lack of a sclerite at the base of the lateral hump narrows the field quite a bit, and the other options followed fairly obvious characteristics to Clostoeca, which only has one species, Clostoeca disjuncta.
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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Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva Pictures

Ruler view of a Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva from the South Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.
Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva from the South Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva from the South Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva from the South Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
Lateral view of a Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva from the South Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington

This true fly was collected from the South Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington on May 14th, 2022 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on May 16th, 2022.


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Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva Pictures

Collection details
Location: South Fork Snoqualmie River, Washington
Date: May 14th, 2022
Added to site: May 16th, 2022
Author: Troutnut
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