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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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Redwood City, CA

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Bellis on Sep 12, 2020September 12th, 2020, 1:01 pm EDT
Hey everybody. Simple question—-Simms G3 or Patagonia Swiftcurrent? Need some waders that I can use all year long—-hot and cold weather. Durable and breathable. I am a Simms guy, but am looking at the Patagonia’s. Any opinions or experience would be GREAT! Thanks...
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Sep 13, 2020September 13th, 2020, 1:59 am EDT
You might want to take a look at the Orvis Pro waders. They've been reviewed favorably, and I'm liking mine over my Simms waders. They are extremely durable, made of Cordura, and they come off a lot easier than Simms at the end of the day. I fished some on my knees this summer in low clear conditions, and they have built in knee pads (removable). I've heard good things about Patagonia, but haven't tried them.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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