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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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Lateral view of a Female Baetisca laurentina (Baetiscidae) (Armored Mayfly) Mayfly Spinner from the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin
Flytyer0423
germansville PA

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Flytyer0423 on Aug 20, 2009August 20th, 2009, 5:32 pm EDT
Jason-

i was wondering if you know about what sized hook these go ono've been tring to make a realistic mayfly for all the mayflies you have on here and i cant find any patterns for this fly so i have nothing to go off of

Thanks-
NatureBoy
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Aug 21, 2009August 21st, 2009, 2:02 am EDT
I don't know if this comment will be helpful, but I seem to recall that this hatch is relatively unimportant to fly fishers.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Flytyer0423
germansville PA

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Flytyer0423 on Aug 24, 2009August 24th, 2009, 4:47 pm EDT
well the realistics i tie i dont fish with i just have a glass case with sticks and little trees in it and i put the realistic flies in there and i want to expand the variety of flies in there
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Aug 24, 2009August 24th, 2009, 5:37 pm EDT
Oh, well I hope Jason or someone can give you some tips on these. Best of luck.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Flyguy212
pennsylvina

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Flyguy212 on Oct 1, 2009October 1st, 2009, 12:56 pm EDT
i fish the west branch of the Susquehanna river in Clearfield,pa and black lick in Nictown,pa i would use 16-18 size
Flyguy212
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Flyguy212 on Oct 1, 2009October 1st, 2009, 12:57 pm EDT
i fish the west branch of the Susquehanna river in Clearfield,pa and black lick in Nictown,pa i would use 16-18 size


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