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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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Softhackle
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Softhackle on Feb 28, 2012February 28th, 2012, 12:02 pm EST
Hi All,
Sharing this year's trout derby poster. It took a while to get it done, but it's complete.




Mark
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

Flymphs, Soft-hackles and Spiders: http://www.troutnut.com/libstudio/FS&S/index.html
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PaulRoberts on Feb 28, 2012February 28th, 2012, 12:50 pm EST
Wonderful illustration Mark. Love the font too.
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Flatstick96 on Feb 28, 2012February 28th, 2012, 12:57 pm EST
Very cool.

BTW, the date in the "fine print" is wrong. Unless the deadline to sign up is 3 years in advance, then it's right. :)
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Softhackle on Feb 28, 2012February 28th, 2012, 1:15 pm EST
Flatstick,

Thanks for spotting that. I'll need to correct it.

Mark
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

Flymphs, Soft-hackles and Spiders: http://www.troutnut.com/libstudio/FS&S/index.html
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Troutnut on Feb 29, 2012February 29th, 2012, 10:35 am EST
Nice art, once again!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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