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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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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on Nov 16, 2010November 16th, 2010, 6:02 am EST
I just thought I would post this. I know some of you are aways from Michigan but I know you PA Boys may find the following cut & paste interesting...

In addition to artwork, flyrods, guide trips, and fly fishing/tying items, the auction will have some special items this year. A special fly plate will be auctioned featuring Rusty Gates and his Friends. There will be flies from Rusty and 14 outstanding fly tyers from the GLC. We will also be having a special auction of Chauncy Lively flies and books. The auction starts at 1:00 P.M. so plan to be there for this event.

This is put on by the Great Lakes Council of FFF and is held near Lansing MI and it is a very nice fly tying expo. Chris Helm is usually there and I know most of you are aware of his work and his great fly tying mail order service and shop in Ohio.


"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood

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Bowmandjk on Nov 19, 2010November 19th, 2010, 11:47 am EST
Thanks spence i forgot about it gotta mark my calendar
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on Nov 19, 2010November 19th, 2010, 1:04 pm EST
Where and when, Spence? If I can, I'll be there since Lansing is about an hour and half...That is, unless I'm actually WORKING by then...

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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