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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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Report at a Glance

General RegionSlovenia
Specific LocationSava Bohinjka near to Bohinjska Bela
Dates Fished04-07 december 09
Time of Day10.00 pm
Fish CaughtHucho hucho
Conditions & HatchesClear water but quite high, to clear to fish with flyrod... after one cast the fish goes down and stops feeding

Details and Discussion

Belgium / zoersel

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Luc384 on Dec 10, 2009December 10th, 2009, 12:34 am EST
Water to clear to fish with flyrod for huchen (taimen)... after one cast the fish goes down and stops feeding, we changed for a spinner on advice from our guide.. not what we wanted but it beats going home without a catch and it's still fishing..
After a short drill the hucho took his freedom, but we did manage to get it on film..



The worst day fishing is still better than the best day at work!!

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Tilman on Dec 10, 2009December 10th, 2009, 3:06 am EST
Wonderful Water , as i already commented on youtube ;)

Do you know how much the day ticket was ? Or how much a weeks fishing would be ?

I just looked at google maps and this is a 6,5 hour drive from my home (and i live in germany on the border to france).
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Dec 10, 2009December 10th, 2009, 11:50 am EST
I'd drive 6 and a half hours for that. Gorgeous water, and what a fish! Thanks for the link.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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