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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.

Dorsal view of a Kogotus (Perlodidae) Stonefly Nymph from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this ID.
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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General RegionNew Hampshire's Lake Region
Specific LocationMountain Streams
Fish CaughtLooking for Brookies and Rainbows

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CamWolf1313
Andover, MA/ Andover NH

Posts: 18
CamWolf1313 on Jun 15, 2008June 15th, 2008, 1:51 pm EDT
I have a lake-house in Andover NH and there are trout in the lake but i have always loved stream fishing. I was wondering if anybody had suggestions where to fish and using what types of flies? Any little bit of information for any part of New Hampshire because i don't mind driving for fish.
"Clear your mind of everything but the fish and the fly and you will be in the right mind frame to land it"
Billy Berger.
Vermonter
Posts: 15
Vermonter on Jun 19, 2008June 19th, 2008, 1:47 am EDT
Connecticut river!!!!!!!!!!!
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jun 25, 2008June 25th, 2008, 1:59 am EDT
I don't know where Andover is in relation to Conway and Gorham but you could try the Swift river which flows west to east and joins the Saco near Conway. Then there is the Ellis River near Jackson, the Peabody River near Mt. Washington, and the Androscoggin River which starts up in Errol and flows south through Milan, Berlin, and Gorham before it hooks back into Maine.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Mcjames
Cortland Manor, NY

Posts: 139
Mcjames on Jun 25, 2008June 25th, 2008, 5:50 am EDT
what about Adironacks? is that drivable
I am haunted by waters
CamWolf1313
Andover, MA/ Andover NH

Posts: 18
CamWolf1313 on Jun 26, 2008June 26th, 2008, 3:34 pm EDT
For where I am in new hampshire the Adironacks on about a 3 hour drive but they are close to some relatives and i am planning to take a trip this summer.
"Clear your mind of everything but the fish and the fly and you will be in the right mind frame to land it"
Billy Berger.
Zhoule
Posts: 1
Zhoule on Jul 22, 2008July 22nd, 2008, 9:42 am EDT
CamWolf1313

Dude, check out the Connecticut river in Pittsburgh NH. The "Trophy Stretch" is particularly attractive from late April (beware of deep water) to october.

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