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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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Troutnabout has attached this picture to aid in identification. The message is below.
Northern california caddisfly. Finally got it.
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Troutnabout on Nov 27, 2006November 27th, 2006, 5:26 pm EST
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Taxon on Nov 27, 2006November 27th, 2006, 7:05 pm EST

If it's from N. California, you can probably forget Platycentropus. It's likely either Limnephilus or the other (probably Limnephilini tribe) Limnephilid genus, which LaFontaine said build similar cases. And no, I don't know which genus he meant. Perhaps someone else will. That's what I just love about this forum.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
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Troutnabout on Nov 29, 2006November 29th, 2006, 3:20 pm EST
David thanks for your feedback. I've e-mailed the photographer to ask that. I'll let you know what she says.
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Troutnabout on Dec 6, 2006December 6th, 2006, 2:18 pm EST
David;I heard from the photographer. She believes phtot was taken at lake McCumber in Shingletown,Ca.

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