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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.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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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Heptagenia culacantha imago from the Susquehanna River.
Crepuscular
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Crepuscular on Feb 8, 2012February 8th, 2012, 3:10 am EST
I tried to post this in another thread but it did not work.
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PaulRoberts on Feb 8, 2012February 8th, 2012, 5:55 am EST
Wow! Pretty thing it is.
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Entoman on Feb 8, 2012February 8th, 2012, 9:06 am EST
Crepuscular -

Could you email that photo to me as an attachment? It's a great photo and I'd love to put it on the hatch page if that's OK with you.
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Gutcutter on Feb 9, 2012February 9th, 2012, 4:07 pm EST
Now, that's a beautiful bug
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