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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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Brooklover
chester county pa

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Brooklover on Apr 28, 2008April 28th, 2008, 10:47 am EDT
Has any one ever fished the limestone spring preserve in Lebonan county Pa. It looks like a good pay to fish place to bring my young nephew (6 years old). Wonderin how packed it gets and how big the fish are.
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Apr 28, 2008April 28th, 2008, 3:13 pm EDT
What is the name of the place?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Brooklover
chester county pa

Posts: 20
Brooklover on Apr 29, 2008April 29th, 2008, 10:31 am EDT
Go to limestonespringpreserve.com. Looks like a good place to bring my nephew.
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Apr 30, 2008April 30th, 2008, 3:18 am EDT
Thanks for the link. My young neighbor boy is about eight and just loves to fish but his Dad has zero interest in taking him.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Brooklover
chester county pa

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Brooklover on Apr 30, 2008April 30th, 2008, 11:49 am EDT
WBranch, Let me know how it works out if you go. I was hoping somebody here would know. Also thanks for the info on getting started. Im still saving up for a setup as of now though.
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on May 1, 2008May 1st, 2008, 1:51 pm EDT
I wouldn't recommend a "pay for fish" site to anyone other than a father wanting to take his kids out to get them interested in fishing. The pictures on the web site were not at all appealing.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Getyourbone
Baldwin, WI

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Getyourbone on May 2, 2008May 2nd, 2008, 5:16 am EDT
Although I had grown up bait fishing with my dad, I would say I can track my interest to take up fly fishing for trout back to 8 years of age when my mother took me to a trout farm while we were visiting relatives in seattle. The excitement of getting to see the fish, immediate gratification of catching fish, and of course the beauty of a trout can create quite the impression on a child. I was able to see very easily that the big ones were harder to catch. Even though it was not fly fishing, it was a great "classroom" example for a kid.

As already stated, use it as a tool to get a child introduced to fishing in general and then you can start to show them the more complex points to fly fishing once their hooked(npi).



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