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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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Female Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun Pictures

This specimen was collected on the same trip as a similar dun.

Lateral view of a Female Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Dorsal view of a Female Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Female Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Female Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin

This mayfly was collected from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin on May 28th, 2005 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on May 24th, 2006.


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Female Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun Pictures

Collection details
Location: Namekagon River, Wisconsin
Date: May 28th, 2005
Added to site: May 24th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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