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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 Kogotus (Perlodidae) Stonefly Nymph from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this ID.
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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Flyman85 on May 16, 2011May 16th, 2011, 2:39 pm EDT
does anyone know much about the gloomis venture reel?
any help would be welcome. thanks lads
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Jesse on May 16, 2011May 16th, 2011, 6:50 pm EDT
Welp i know its heavy..they don't do machine work on both of the spool sides of the reel, just the one i believe.
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
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Flyman85 on May 16, 2011May 16th, 2011, 11:20 pm EDT
cheers jesse, il stay away from it then,

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