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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 Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Mike56
Wyoming

Posts: 3
Mike56 on Jun 2, 2009June 2nd, 2009, 11:42 am EDT
Does anyone use one of the small, one-man pontoon boats to fish lakes? How do you like it? Pros? Cons?
Wiflyfisher
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Wisconsin

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Wiflyfisher on Jun 2, 2009June 2nd, 2009, 3:49 pm EDT
I have one and enjoy the ease of getting into the small trout lakes without having to haul a large boat around. The only draw back so far is when the wind is blowing it can be a hassle rowing, but so can any other small boat.







Mike56
Wyoming

Posts: 3
Mike56 on Jun 10, 2009June 10th, 2009, 11:18 am EDT
Thanks. I'm looking to get one to fish some high alpine lakes.

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