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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 Limnephilidae (Giant Sedges) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive ID.
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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Bobbyg
North Carolina

Posts: 36
Bobbyg on Jun 26, 2010June 26th, 2010, 5:16 am EDT
Anyone got any pictures of their best Soft Hackle Pale Morning Dun Emerger? Looking for a good, effective emerger to have handy when fishing Rock Creek and the Blackfoot this August.

Thanks in advance!!

Bob
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after."

- Henry David Thoreau
Softhackle
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Wellsville, NY

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Softhackle on Jun 27, 2010June 27th, 2010, 2:21 pm EDT
Pale Watery Dun Flymph

You might try this one.

Mark
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

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Bobbyg
North Carolina

Posts: 36
Bobbyg on Jun 28, 2010June 28th, 2010, 2:21 am EDT
Thanks Mark!

Looks very fishy.

Bob

p.s. Sent you a personal message.
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after."

- Henry David Thoreau

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