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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 Skwala (Perlodidae) (Large Springfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This Skwala nymph still has a couple months left to go before hatching, but it's still a good representative of its species, which was extremely abundant in my sample for a stonefly of this size. It's obvious why the Yakima is known for its Skwala hatch.
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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Mystacides sepulchralis (Black Dancer) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

I captured this small caddisfly from one of many dense mating swarms under overhanging alder trees in a slow stretch of the river. There were localized rises of trout under the swarms.

This caddisfly was collected from the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin on July 29th, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25th, 2006.

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Identification: Mystacides
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Posted by Litobrancha on Sep 23, 2006
Last reply on Sep 24, 2006 by Troutnut
mystacides. note the folded tent like posterior portion of the wings.

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Mystacides sepulchralis (Black Dancer) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Bois Brule River, Wisconsin
Date: July 29th, 2004
Added to site: January 25th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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