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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 Limnephilidae (Giant Sedges) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive ID.
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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FSAngler on Nov 8, 2007November 8th, 2007, 7:43 am EST
I'm taking a road trip from Denver to Great Falls, MT next week, and I'm hoping to deviate from my course a bit to get some flyfishing in. Anyone know of a good hatch that would be on my route?
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Nov 8, 2007November 8th, 2007, 1:42 pm EST
Too late for olives out west? Call some shops in the area; they'll know. Best luck; have a good trip.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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JAD on Nov 9, 2007November 9th, 2007, 9:50 am EST

First (can I go along) ha ha Second stop at wolf Creek below Holder Dam. Then fish down to Craig I have fished this water in Novmber Take along your shotgun for ducks and fish in the afternoon.You will need some Pink bead heads about 14 and if the sun is out some 16-18 Olives Drys with a few 16-20 Adams.That should do it have a great trip.

John Dunn

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cock’s wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,

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