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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.

Artistic view of a Perlodidae (Springflies and Yellow Stones) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to lead to Couplet 35 of the Key to Genera of Perlodidae Nymphs and the genus Isoperla, but I'm skeptical that's correct based on the general look. I need to get it under the microscope to review several choices in the key, and it'll probably end up a different Perlodidae.
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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Al514
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Central New York

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Al514 on Sep 13, 2007September 13th, 2007, 1:36 pm EDT
I just posted a video of fly fishing the Utica and Cortland areas in Central New York. Check it out if you want!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=991VwyzvQFU
Shawnny3
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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Shawnny3 on Sep 13, 2007September 13th, 2007, 2:49 pm EDT
Very nice fish and photography.

-Shawn
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Dryfly
rochester mn

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Dryfly on Sep 13, 2007September 13th, 2007, 3:29 pm EDT
Thats a friggin awesome video I like the ending.
shane
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Wellsville, NY

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Softhackle on Sep 13, 2007September 13th, 2007, 4:17 pm EDT
Super great video, and nice fish, every one. I'm from CNY, originally. I probably hit a few of those places in my time. My favorite spot was not far from where I lived in Syracuse. A place called Nine Mile Creek. I understand it still fishes quite well.

Thanks for sharing your experience,
Mark
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

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Lam
Lancaster, PA

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Lam on Sep 14, 2007September 14th, 2007, 12:26 am EDT
Excellent.
Smallstream
State College, PA

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Smallstream on Sep 14, 2007September 14th, 2007, 6:07 am EDT
I like the Hootie music!
Mcjames
Cortland Manor, NY

Posts: 139
Mcjames on Sep 14, 2007September 14th, 2007, 7:07 am EDT
Wow! What a great way to remember the season... much better than a shoebox full of pictures in a closet. Thanks for posting that.
I am haunted by waters
TrevorC
Interlochen, Michigan

Posts: 20
TrevorC on Sep 14, 2007September 14th, 2007, 8:57 am EDT
Great video!
I'll see you down on the river...

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