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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 Onocosmoecus (Limnephilidae) (Great Late-Summer Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen keys pretty easily to Onocosmoecus, and it closely resembles a specimen from Alaska which caddis expert Dave Ruiter recognized as this genus. As with that specimen, the only species in the genus documented in this area is Onocosmoecus unicolor, but Dave suggested for that specimen that there might be multiple not-yet-distinguished species under the unicolor umbrella and it would be best to stick with the genus-level ID. I'm doing the same for this one.
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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Ton on Sep 14, 2007September 14th, 2007, 7:45 am EDT
I hope I'm not too off-topic. How do you search this site within posts or just posts titles,or just postings by specific posters? The google engine directed at troutnut.com recovers everything on the site.

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Troutnut on Sep 14, 2007September 14th, 2007, 8:09 am EDT
There isn't a specific search for the forum, I'm afraid. To look for postings by specific posters, though, you can click the poster's name and see a chronological list of his/her (OK, who am I kidding, his) most recent posts.
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CaseyP on Sep 14, 2007September 14th, 2007, 8:35 am EDT
you're not kidding anyone! there are over a hundred posts by lady angers on this board. betcha can't tell the difference. kinda like trout...they all have spots.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
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Ton on Sep 14, 2007September 14th, 2007, 8:46 am EDT
Thanks folks. I brought up the search question because I didn't want to start a topic that has been brought up before. But looking through the google results for this site, it does seem to return the hits I want, with my keywords highlighted.

And thanks for the tip on clicking the poster's name to see their postings.


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