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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.

Female Ephemerellidae (Hendricksons, Sulphurs, PMDs, BWOs) Mayfly Dun Pictures

I found this little dun floating down the water's surface stuck in her nymphal shuck. Such stillborn insects are sometiems targeted by the trout. I brought this one home to photograph since it's a species I don't have yet, but I haven't figured out which one.

This mayfly was collected from the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin on July 1st, 2005 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 22nd, 2006.

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