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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.

Belostoma flumineum (Electric Light Bug) Giant Water Bug Adult Pictures

I'm glad I finally got one of these Belostoma water bugs under my good camera. I had been hoping to get one in my kick-net samples for a while with no luck, but I ended up finding this one drifting midstream just below the surface while I fished. I have frequently seen water scorpions do that, too, and I'm beginning to suspect that is a common situation travel for these large Hemiptera bugs, and perhaps the way trout are used to seeing them.

This giant water bug was collected from the West Branch of Owego Creek in New York on April 24th, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 24th, 2007.

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Check this bug out
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Posted by Troutnut on Apr 24, 2007
Last reply on Dec 10, 2009 by Jmd123
This is a new favorite specimen of mine.

I'll have a video up featuring this one showing its swimming posture, too.

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