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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.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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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ColeDen
upstate NY

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ColeDen on Apr 26, 2011April 26th, 2011, 6:30 pm EDT
im headin up to Long pond in horicon ny.i was wondering if anyone else has ever been there or knows more about it.i know its a deeper pond with plenty of brookies, what should i use either fly fishing or using lures.any tips will help
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Monticello, NY

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Adirman on Apr 30, 2011April 30th, 2011, 8:35 am EDT
If you're fishing from a canoe, then trolling streamers isn't a bad place to start, i would imagine! Try a few patterns on sinking line!!

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