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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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Jtberez
Indiana, PA

Posts: 13
Jtberez on May 6, 2011May 6th, 2011, 7:32 pm EDT
The larger stones are nearly done here in Indiana Co., and I was out for my first blizzard of small green caddis on tuesday evening. We finally nailed over 5 fish on top, all on caddis emergers and x-caddis (I never use a fully hackled caddis imitation) Not much mayfly activity yet, but with temps heating up and the water coming down, I'm feeling some sulphurs and light cahills on the way. Super stoked about throwing some of my new sulphur emergers. Will throw up some pics tomorrow.

Anyone else offer some hatch sights in the region?

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