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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.

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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IEatimago
Spring Mills, PA

Posts: 97
IEatimago on Sep 20, 2007September 20th, 2007, 2:11 pm EDT
where have you been?
i got your package thank you very much,
also i believe to have encountered one of the sedges you are looking for on my screen tonight.
anyways thanks again!









Smallstream
State College, PA

Posts: 103
Smallstream on Sep 20, 2007September 20th, 2007, 6:23 pm EDT
Im pretty hammered but coherent enough to see that sthose are some sweet trout!
Shawnny3
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Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Shawnny3 on Sep 21, 2007September 21st, 2007, 12:14 am EDT
That one belongs in the Best Quotes thread for sure, Smallstream.

Nice fish, IEat.

-Shawn
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Konchu
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Indiana

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Konchu on Sep 22, 2007September 22nd, 2007, 4:25 pm EDT
I second the nomination of "sthose" words for the hall of infamy.
Shawnny3
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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Shawnny3 on Sep 23, 2007September 23rd, 2007, 2:23 am EDT
Well put, Konchu.

-Shawn
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Smallstream
State College, PA

Posts: 103
Smallstream on Sep 23, 2007September 23rd, 2007, 5:32 am EDT
haha, now with no vehicle, I do way more drinking than fishing, unfortunately
Shawnny3
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Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Shawnny3 on Sep 23, 2007September 23rd, 2007, 7:14 am EDT
So, Smallstream, you must be the guy I drive past staggering home from the stream. Next time I'll stop and offer you a lift.

-Shawn
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Smallstream
State College, PA

Posts: 103
Smallstream on Sep 24, 2007September 24th, 2007, 2:37 am EDT
thanks, I appreciate it lol, trying to fish while drunk would be very hard I bet especially when one of those extremely complicated leader knots occurs, I couldnt even imagine how I would get one of those untangled, never mind trying to wade the stream, it would be pretty funny to see though.
Grabbit
Columbus, OH

Posts: 21
Grabbit on Sep 25, 2007September 25th, 2007, 6:58 pm EDT
IEat, those are some fabulous brwn trout that you photographed. It is strange that your buddy insisted you hold his catch while he snapped a picture. Is he camera shy? Tell hinm I said nice work. Ask what type of flies he was using and what the flows are looking like in Penns Valley? Did any rain move in there today? We got a dose of rain here but it was only enough to settle the dust. As of now I plan on being in the valley for some fall BWOs and will let you know as we get closer to the date... perhaps we can fish then. I look forward to meeting up with you and will bring you some more flys to entice the big boys next spring on the No Kill section of Penns. IEat your future looks damned bright, keep up the good work. Im Out.

.....Grabbit....
Fishing with nymphs is for fat little kids... man up and throw a dry.

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