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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 Holocentropus (Polycentropodidae) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to tentatively key to Holocentropus, although I can't make out the anal spines in Couplet 7 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae nor the dark bands in Couplet 4 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae, making me wonder if I went wrong somewhere in keying it out. I don't see where that could have happened, though. It might also be that it's a very immature larva and doesn't possess all the identifying characteristics in the key yet. If Holocentropus is correct, then Holocentropus flavus and Holocentropus interruptus are the two likely possibilities based on range, but I was not able to find a description of their larvae.
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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Gid
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Gid on Nov 3, 2006November 3rd, 2006, 3:03 am EST
do we have fly paterns of insect pics in this site?larvas,haching insects,adults???
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Troutnut on Nov 3, 2006November 3rd, 2006, 6:26 am EST
I'm not a big believer in using fly patterns to imitate insects. It's better to learn styles to imitate different kinds of insects in certain stages, and then figure out which styles (like Comparadun for example) are suitable for which hatches. Then just tie something in that style using colors that seem to match the pictures.

Anyway, the short answer is no -- there aren't any fly pattern/recipes on this site. There are lots of other sites which cover that pretty well already.
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Gid
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Gid on Nov 3, 2006November 3rd, 2006, 6:52 am EST
big thanks then,for answer.
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Shawnny3 on Nov 3, 2006November 3rd, 2006, 10:39 am EST
"I'm not a big believer in using fly patterns to imitate insects."

Taken out of context, this is a pretty funny statement, especially from you, Jason. Sorry, couldn't help myself.

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Troutnut on Nov 3, 2006November 3rd, 2006, 1:42 pm EST
I seem to be on a streak of making statements that sound all wrong out of context... :)
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GONZO on Nov 3, 2006November 3rd, 2006, 3:48 pm EST
Jason,

You'll notice that I showed even more restraint on this one than the last one. As the trout say, "Once bitten...."
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JAD on Nov 12, 2006November 12th, 2006, 2:40 am EST


Pretty funny

Sorry Jason
Lol
Jad

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