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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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Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva Pictures

Lateral view of a Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva from Cascadilla Creek in New York
Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva from Cascadilla Creek in New York

This true fly was collected from Cascadilla Creek in New York on March 13th, 2005 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 5th, 2006.

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Chironomid size.
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Posted by H2o on Oct 18, 2010
Last reply on Oct 18, 2010 by Lastchance
Do you happen to know the coinciding hook size for this larvae?

Thanks

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Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva Pictures

Collection details
Location: Cascadilla Creek, New York
Date: March 13th, 2005
Added to site: April 5th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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