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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 Zapada cinctipes (Nemouridae) (Tiny Winter Black) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Nymphs of this species were fairly common in late-winter kick net samples from the upper Yakima River. Although I could not find a key to species of Zapada nymphs, a revision of the Nemouridae family by Baumann (1975) includes the following helpful sentence: "2 cervical gills on each side of midline, 1 arising inside and 1 outside of lateral cervical sclerites, usually single and elongate, sometimes constricted but with 3 or 4 branches arising beyond gill base in Zapada cinctipes." This specimen clearly has the branches and is within the range of that species.
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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Catskills - Livingston Manor, NY

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Flymom on Oct 1, 2009October 1st, 2009, 2:24 am EDT
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All tying classes require students to bring their own tying tools, materials will be provided.

Salty Flies Bob Lindquist, master tyer, saltwater fly fisherman, writer and author will present a two-hour class on tying the most productive salt-water patterns that will last. Saturday, November 14, from 1-3 PM Cost $40

Make a Mosquito. Join Bob Mead, the expert on realistic and imitative insect creations, to construct something you will want to slap. Be careful, this one hurts more. Saturday, November 14, from 10 AM- 1 PM. Course cost $75

Woodduck Wings. Handling and making wood duck wings is not as hard as you may make it. Dave Brandt, Catskill Fly Tyer, will show you the tips and techniques to make wings that will make you smile. This one-hour mini course is just that. Saturday, November 14 from 3-4PM. Cost a ten$pot

Wet Flies that Work. Ralph Graves will not only show you how to tie wet flies, but beautiful wet flies. He is the master. Patience will prevail, but when you are done, you will be proud. Learn the proper steps for proper presentation. You won’t be disappointed. Sunday, November 15 from 9:30-11:30AM. Cost 40 bucks

A very special class: The Reel Deal - A Primer for Practical Reelsmithing by Michael Hackney In this one-hour seminar, Michael will show prospective reelsmiths how they can build functional and attractive brass fly fishing reels using only hand tools and an electric hand drill! Attendees will get an overview of the materials and tools used, as well as Michael's proven reelsmithing techniques and reel design. Each attendee will leave armed with knowledge, materials and tools lists, and a full-scale set of reel drawings and templates. This program will be offered on Saturday, November 14 from 10- 11 AM and Sunday November 15 from 1 – 2 PM. Cost $50

Mounting Flies for Fun and Profit with Ted Patlen. Do you have a favorite fly or flies that you always wanted mounted in a shadow box? Here is your opportunity to learn from Ted Patlen. Ted will take you though each step to professionally mounting and have you leave with all the necessary materials to DIY. Class includes mounting materials for 1-6 flies and class fee is based on how many flies you want to mount. This course is available on Sunday afternoon from 1:30-3:00PM. Cost per fly; 1 fly $20, 2-3 flies $30, 4-6 flies $40.

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