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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.

Dorsal view of a Limnephilidae (Giant Sedges) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive ID.
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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Paraleptophlebia (Blue Quills and Mahogany Duns) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

This mayfly was collected from Big Brook in Wisconsin on March 9th, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25th, 2006.


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Paraleptophlebia (Blue Quills and Mahogany Duns) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

Collection details
Location: Big Brook, Wisconsin
Date: March 9th, 2004
Added to site: January 25th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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