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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.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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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JOHNW
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JOHNW on Jan 5, 2008January 5th, 2008, 6:21 am EST
I plan on being at the big show most of the day Saturday. Anyone else going?
JW
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CaseyP on Jan 5, 2008January 5th, 2008, 9:06 am EST
yup, we'll be there. can't wait. guess i better order one of Jason's t-shirts so we can find each other.
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Martinlf on Jan 5, 2008January 5th, 2008, 11:28 am EST
Just maybe. I'm up to my neck in committe work at the minute and will have the typical rush at the beginning of the semester, but I'm considering it if I get a breather at the end of the month. Matt, are you still thinking of going?

It would be great to meet up, guys.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Krachen
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Krachen on Jan 5, 2008January 5th, 2008, 12:04 pm EST
Probably going to be heading up there. John how did the New Years fishing go? I got stuck in New Siberia...Had cattle to tend to...literally...

LittleJ
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LittleJ on Jan 5, 2008January 5th, 2008, 1:37 pm EST
sommerset n.j.?
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JOHNW on Jan 5, 2008January 5th, 2008, 2:26 pm EST
Little j,
That would be the one.

Krachen,
NYD was cold with a very nice bow lost and several smaller fish throwing the hook.


JW
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
Shawnny3
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Shawnny3 on Jan 5, 2008January 5th, 2008, 3:49 pm EST
I'm going to try to make it. I'm trying to see if I can get someone to share some space with me so I can bring a few of my artistic flies along - otherwise they'll have to stay home. It would be really neat to meet a few of you guys I've never met in person.

If anyone knows anyone with some table space they're willing to share, please let me know.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com

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