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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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Ephemera varia (Yellow Drake) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

Ventral view of a Ephemera varia (Ephemeridae) (Yellow Drake) Mayfly Nymph from Fall Creek in New York
A burrowing mayfly nymph. The juvenile stage of the brown drake, Ephemera simulans

Dorsal view of a Ephemera varia (Ephemeridae) (Yellow Drake) Mayfly Nymph from Fall Creek in New York
Ephemera varia (Ephemeridae) (Yellow Drake) Mayfly Nymph from Fall Creek in New York
Ephemera varia (Ephemeridae) (Yellow Drake) Mayfly Nymph from Fall Creek in New York

This mayfly was collected from Fall Creek in New York on March 29th, 2006 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 6th, 2006.


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Ephemera varia (Yellow Drake) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

Collection details
Location: Fall Creek, New York
Date: March 29th, 2006
Added to site: April 6th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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