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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.

Dorsal view of a Kogotus (Perlodidae) Stonefly Nymph from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this ID.
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 Adult Pictures

Midges of the family Chironomidae are probably the most widespread aquatic insect in the world.

This true fly was collected from unknown in Montana on June 15th, 2010 and added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on June 27th, 2011.


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Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: unknown, Montana
Date: June 15th, 2010
Added to site: June 27th, 2011
Author: Bnewell
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