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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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Cortland Manor, NY

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Mcjames on Jan 17, 2008January 17th, 2008, 3:44 am EST
Anybody familiar with Farmington/Housatonic rivers? Can I get in the water this time of year or is it all ice? My wife is taking our 4 yr old skiing in Plantsville and I would love to sneak out unless it is a complete waste of time.
I am haunted by waters
Port Jefferson, NY

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MikeA on Jan 29, 2008January 29th, 2008, 10:47 am EST
I don't know the area at all, however, I did come across a local guide and instructor from Orvis, VT who fishes both regularly. Unfortunately, I don't recall his name. You could contact Truell Myers at Orvis to inquire.

Hope this helps a little.

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