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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 Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Boulder, CO

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Gaigew on Jun 16, 2011June 16th, 2011, 6:05 am EDT
Hi, I have a fisher emerald 9 ft. 3weight rod (graphite) I looked on the internet for fisher fly rods but no results showed up. I do know that J. KENNEDY FISHER was a rod maker that made high quality blanks for Sage, Winston etc. It is a gorgeous rod and is amazing for fishing brookies etc. Does anybody know of these rods? How about its value? Thank you for your help,
~Gaige W.
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PaulRoberts on Jun 16, 2011June 16th, 2011, 7:00 am EDT
I remember Fisher's as high quality rods, but know little about the maker. Google "J Kennedy Fisher".
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on Jun 16, 2011June 16th, 2011, 9:31 am EDT
I have an old Fisher 9 1/2-foot 9-10 weight, 2-piece that I bought used many years ago for pike fishing, even caught a few on it! Nice rod but too heavy for my tastes these days, but if I ever get the chance to hit some saltwaters it will probably be going along with me...

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
South Coast Massachusetts

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Revbsouza on Nov 28, 2011November 28th, 2011, 1:22 pm EST
I was the New England Rep for Fisher. I may be a bit predjudice but I think they were perhaps the finest blank made. Joe gave up the business in the late 80's and his sons did not want to carry on. If you can find one go for it.
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Czoom on Dec 16, 2011December 16th, 2011, 11:06 am EST
there is not much about them, even on Google. Found this site though???
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Dec 16, 2011December 16th, 2011, 11:59 am EST
I'm pretty sure Fisher is no longer making rods or blanks. Back in the 1980's I used to buy his blanks for some of the rods I was building but have not seen any ads for his products in year.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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