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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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Lastchance
Portage, PA

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Lastchance on Oct 24, 2009October 24th, 2009, 1:24 am EDT
If anyone is interested I did very well with the BWO Barr Wet Emerger I tried for the first time this week. It's an easy tie as are all of his flies.
Bruce
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Oct 24, 2009October 24th, 2009, 4:48 pm EDT
Congratulations, Bruce. Olives are the best.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Lastchance
Portage, PA

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Lastchance on Oct 25, 2009October 25th, 2009, 12:30 am EDT
Hi Louis: I guess olives are your favorites?
JOHNW
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Chambersburg, PA

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JOHNW on Oct 26, 2009October 26th, 2009, 4:10 am EDT
"I guess olives are your favorites?"
I don't know about his favorite however one spring I heard him suggest sacrificing his eldest to get the hatch going. ;)
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
Lastchance
Portage, PA

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Lastchance on Oct 26, 2009October 26th, 2009, 12:07 pm EDT
LOL! That is serious.
Bruce
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Martinlf on Oct 26, 2009October 26th, 2009, 1:44 pm EDT
Fortunately it didn't come to that. I wish I had more free time to check out the autumn olives, but work's had me tied up most of the time lately. Just got back from a conference in Ohio and didn't even think of throwing a rod in the car. Now that's sad.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Alexandria Pa

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JAD on Oct 27, 2009October 27th, 2009, 1:27 am EDT
Thanks,
I wondered why the fishing has been soooo good. I caught the fish on vacation between Louis and Bruce, thanks guys, friends like you two are hard to find :)

Keep up the good work

Your thankful Buddy

The other john---Jad

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cock’s wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
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Martinlf on Oct 27, 2009October 27th, 2009, 6:49 am EDT
Rub it in, John, Rub it in.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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