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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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Troutnabout
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Troutnabout on Dec 1, 2007December 1st, 2007, 12:53 pm EST
My father in law talks of a fly he used in the 1960's in Colorado called the colorado golden. Does anyone know what this is?
Flybinder
Oregon Coast

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Flybinder on Dec 2, 2007December 2nd, 2007, 9:03 am EST
TnAbout;
There's a very popular fly, that's been around for a while, called "The Golden Stone"!? It's a nymph, and quite a good one.
Does your father in-law mention if his fly is a wet, dry,nymph, anything other than just the name?
Unfortunately, almost every fishing area, with any sort of popularity seems to always spawn it's own "secret weapon fly"! Or, "name, specific to that region". Case in point, is the "St.Joe Special", a very popular fly for the North Idaho Panhandle region, where the St.Joe river is located.
However, the poor St.Joe Special, is also tied in about 50 different ways, with 50 different, fly fishermen saying; "Why, their version is the RIGHT version and WHY it works the best"!!

"The Truckee River Special",very popular for fishing the Truckee River in and around, Reno Nevada, is another example of the exact same problem......... 50 fly fishermen, mean 50, different versions of it available.
If your father in-law can give you any more information it would sure help in your search!
Good luck!
Paul
Flybinder:
"You should'a been here, NEXT week,the fishing's great!"
Troutnabout
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Troutnabout on Dec 3, 2007December 3rd, 2007, 12:32 am EST
Flybinder Thanks` for your reply. I'll try to get more info.I'm not sure if the word golden refers to a stonefly or the town of Golden Colorado.

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