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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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Hollidaysburg Pa

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LittleJ on Jun 25, 2008June 25th, 2008, 7:30 am EDT
I have been looking for some amnesia mono. in 10 and 12 lb, does anyone have a source for this stuff? I have found the flat mono that most people carry but they also make a regular mono that is similar in diameter to maxima. I just used up the last of a spool given to me by a friend and neither he nor I have been able to find more. Any help would be appreciated.
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Chambersburg, PA

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JOHNW on Jun 25, 2008June 25th, 2008, 10:32 am EDT
FFP carries in the following sizes 15,20,25,30# in both red and chartreuse. Catalog price is 4.50.
Gander Mtn also carries the stuff but I don't know what # or the price.
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