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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 Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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By Troutnut on September 24th, 2021
On the way to my first elk hunt in Wyoming, I planned a morning stopover along the Henry's Fork of the Snake. I figured there wouldn't be much hatch activity, and I wanted to try something new anyway, so I skipped the famous Harriman Ranch section where I normally fish (and collect bugs), and I explored some new water farther downstream, in a place that took some hiking to reach. I brought rods to fish streamers and nymphs, and both were effective.

Photos by Troutnut from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho

Mesa Falls

From the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho

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