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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 Limnephilidae (Giant Sedges) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive 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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Wbranch on Jan 1, 2021January 1st, 2021, 2:22 pm EST
What about bears? Where in Alaska? Who are you?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jan 2, 2021January 2nd, 2021, 1:43 pm EST
Which brings up another thing the bugs, Flat out they are terrible

Well that is enough for me to have no interest no matter how good the fishing is. I hate it when black flies are buzzing my head and I've seen pictures of sections of Alaska where there appears to be hundreds of mosquitos flying around each person. $3K is relatively cheap if the fishing is as good as you say it is. The problem for me, besides the mosquitos, is I'm assuming each guy has to cook his own meals and there is no hot water or toilet facilities which is okay once in awhile but not for a week. Have fun and I hope you get your three sports.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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