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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.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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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Dicosmoecus gilvipes (October Caddis) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

This caddisfly was collected from the Touchet River in Washington on September 5th, 2010 and added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on June 27th, 2011.

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October Caddis
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Posted by Gutcutter on Sep 8, 2011
Last reply on Sep 8, 2011 by Sayfu
Is this the same large caddis that hatches in early October in Central PA? I don't recall them being that "orange", but the size is about right.

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Dicosmoecus gilvipes (October Caddis) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Touchet River, Washington
Date: September 5th, 2010
Added to site: June 27th, 2011
Author: Bnewell
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