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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 Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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Davez
Pennsylvania

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Davez on Sep 18, 2007September 18th, 2007, 5:26 am EDT
Hey, for all you SW PA'ers, there is plenty of water and plenty of rising trout ot Isos right now. seems to be happening daily for the past few days.

Saturday was a banner day for dry flies on the river.

Smallstream
State College, PA

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Smallstream on Sep 18, 2007September 18th, 2007, 8:10 am EDT
I have never fished there but i went to ohiopyle once and that river looks awesome, there must be some monsters in there huh?
Davez
Pennsylvania

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Davez on Sep 19, 2007September 19th, 2007, 6:58 am EDT
Yes sir. lots of nice fish. Flies are still oout there right now...
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Martinlf on Sep 19, 2007September 19th, 2007, 7:34 am EDT
Dave, did my PM go through? Click on (my home) if there is an orange envelope in the upper right corner when you log in.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

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