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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.

Lateral view of a Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This wild-looking little thing completely puzzled me. At first I was thinking beetle or month larva, until I got a look at the pictures on the computer screen. I made a couple of incorrect guesses before entomologist Greg Courtney pointed me in the right direction with Psychodidae. He suggested a possible genus of Thornburghiella, but could not rule out some other members of the tribe Pericomini.
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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Troutnut on Mar 30, 2008March 30th, 2008, 8:28 am EDT
I've been taking a lot of pictures around Alaska that don't quite fit the streams & fishing theme of this site, but are worth showing around. So I've created a separate site as a photojournal for my Alaska travels.

Once I get a lot more pictures up (and I have a LOT from the summer and fall that aren't on there yet) I'll be linking this into the main blue menu on this site, along with a new fly tying contest site. But the look & feel of the Alaska one is pretty much done so I'm announcing it here on the forum.

The new site won't take away from this one at all. Instead it's a place for stuff that doesn't quite make sense on this one. In fact, some of the pictures will overlap.

North of the North - a glimpse of Alaska

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new england

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Lifeaquatic on Mar 31, 2008March 31st, 2008, 9:10 am EDT
Man those northern lights shots are awesome. good work and thank you.
we seek for slumbering trout,and whispering in their ears,
give them unquiet dreams.

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