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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.

Lateral view of a Clostoeca disjuncta (Limnephilidae) (Northern Caddisfly) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one was surprisingly straightforward to identify. The lack of a sclerite at the base of the lateral hump narrows the field quite a bit, and the other options followed fairly obvious characteristics to Clostoeca, which only has one species, Clostoeca disjuncta.
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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JAD
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JAD on Dec 10, 2010December 10th, 2010, 7:22 am EST
I took these pictures this summer What is IT.










Wat ya think
John

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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Oldredbarn on Dec 10, 2010December 10th, 2010, 7:35 am EST
It's an alien!
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

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Taxon on Dec 10, 2010December 10th, 2010, 8:44 am EST
Hi John,

I believe it to be the larva (caterpillar) of an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio glaucus.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
JAD
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JAD on Dec 10, 2010December 10th, 2010, 9:07 am EST
Thank you Roger


That would be this


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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