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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 Pycnopsyche guttifera (Limnephilidae) (Great Autumn Brown Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen appears to be of the same species as this one collected in the same spot two months earlier. The identification of both is tentative. This one suffered some physical damage before being photographed, too, so the colors aren't totally natural. I was mostly photographing it to test out some new camera setting idea, which worked really well for a couple of closeups.
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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Brown County, IN

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Streamdream on Apr 19, 2011April 19th, 2011, 6:09 am EDT
Fly fishing for trout is my favorite thing to do in life and unfortunately I live several hours from decent waters. That leaves me fly fishing for warm water species when I can and I try to take a trip or two each year to fish for trout. That being said I try to learn as much as I can but due to limited stream time I am a novice and need all of the help I can get. The Tellico River area in Tennessee is one of my favorite destinations as it is a short drive for me and the area is beautiful. I am planning on going there the last weekend of this month and wondered if anyone was familiar with that area who could offer some suggestions (ie. sections of water to fish, flies to use).
Satsuma, Fl.

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Ranny on Jun 26, 2014June 26th, 2014, 2:39 am EDT
I love Tellico. Stay at the Green Cove Motel and great fishing. I also love to fish the river that runs behind the little hamburger store down closer to Tellico Plains. Good trout,smallies and large mouth bass.Put a light out at night and catch a lot of winged helgramites in mid metamorphosis.Great for all fish.I also fish Coker Creek from the picnic area down. Big beautiful trout.Had one fish strip my ultralight.
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