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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 Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
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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Troutnut on Oct 23, 2006October 23rd, 2006, 5:43 pm EDT
I just (mostly) finished programming the code I need to quickly move topics from one part of this forum to another. That's one of the administrative tools I left out in order to finish the overall site more quickly.

Anyway, if you come to one of the sections looking for a topic you've written and it's not there, it was probably just moved to a more fitting section. I haven't removed anything yet; it's all just been re-filed.

I'm trying to keep topics about a specific hatch in the "Fly Hatch Talk" forum listed under the correct taxon, so that people browsing the page for that hatch in the "Aquatic Insects" section can see the discussion. Topics about a specific specimen go with that specimen discussion, and general topics go in this general discussion section.

I had sort of hoped to make it clear and intuitive enough that people would post everything in the right section on their own, and in most cases that's happened, but I've had a surprising amount of manual reorganizing to do. If anybody has an idea for making the topic section thing more intuitive, feel free to post it.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
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