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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 Kogotus (Perlodidae) Stonefly Nymph from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this 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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Gomphidae Dragonfly Nymph Pictures

This dragonfly was collected from unknown in Wisconsin on January 14th, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25th, 2006.

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Posted by DMM on Nov 26, 2006
Last reply on Nov 26, 2006 by DMM
The picture's very dark, but I think it's another Gomphid.

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Gomphidae Dragonfly Nymph Pictures

Collection details
Location: unknown, Wisconsin
Date: January 14th, 2004
Added to site: January 25th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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