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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.

Lateral view of a Clostoeca disjuncta (Limnephilidae) (Northern Caddisfly) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one was surprisingly straightforward to identify. The lack of a sclerite at the base of the lateral hump narrows the field quite a bit, and the other options followed fairly obvious characteristics to Clostoeca, which only has one species, Clostoeca disjuncta.
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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Wbranch has attached these 5 pictures. The message is below.
Little hen
Average PA steelhead
Big buck all colored up - 30".
You will note these are just 2D eyes.  I now only use 3D eyes
I don't know if the addition of the lateral line is really required.  But adding them is pretty easy so I keep doing it.  It appears this fly doesn't have it.
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Oct 2, 2020October 2nd, 2020, 8:26 am EDT
These fish were all caught on that emerald shiner pattern.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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bancroft michigan

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Partsman on Oct 2, 2020October 2nd, 2020, 8:46 am EDT
Beautiful Matt, luckily for you the Lake Erie steelhead fishery has crashed, I wish I could say the same for the lake Huron fishery. The Ausable River below Foote dam is a nothing like it was in the 80's. But I you simply have to adjust for that fishery, so I did, and now I find myself fishing for trout in the special regs fisheries. I really enjoy streamer fishing, and Im always looking for new patterns to try.
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Oct 2, 2020October 2nd, 2020, 11:28 am EDT
I re-posted two of the pictures.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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