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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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Konchu on Dec 15, 2011December 15th, 2011, 6:05 am EST
I was surprised to find an old creative endeavor of mine show up on the Purdue Entomology webpage. I actually had forgotten about this. But I thought some of your might enjoy it. Happy holidays!

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Oldredbarn on Dec 15, 2011December 15th, 2011, 6:15 am EST
Ok Luke...Was this a result of a slow day in the lab?! :) Funny stuff mister! and timely...;)

Maybe one of these years we can get you to Michigan so you can rap about our Hex...:)


Froehliche Weinachten!...and that goes for you too Herr Rohrbeck!
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PaulRoberts on Dec 15, 2011December 15th, 2011, 7:20 am EST
Wonderful! Thanks for that, Luke.

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