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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 invaria (Sulphur) Mayfly Dun Pictures

This mayfly was collected from unknown in Wisconsin on May 23rd, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25th, 2006.

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Another sulphur for comment
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Posted by Martinlf on Aug 17, 2007
Last reply on Aug 21, 2007 by Gene
And this one, also from the midwest, is more green than the sulphurs I recall seeing this season. My limited experience in PA streams suggests that many, if not most, of the sulphurs here are best imitated by pale yellow, bright yellow, or orange bodies. Gene, and others, am I far off?

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Female Ephemerella invaria (Sulphur) Mayfly Dun Pictures

Collection details
Location: unknown, Wisconsin
Date: May 23rd, 2004
Added to site: January 25th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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