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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 Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
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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Fish of the trip

Report at a Glance

General RegionNew York and Pennsylvania
Specific LocationCatskills
Dates FishedMay 6-8
Time of DayAfternoon
Fish CaughtBrowns and Rainbows
Conditions & HatchesShowers and some wind. sulphurs, tan caddis, march browns, apple caddis, hendricksons.

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Jesse
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Jesse on May 13, 2012May 13th, 2012, 4:39 pm EDT
Beautiful fish brother well done!
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
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JOHNW
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JOHNW on May 14, 2012May 14th, 2012, 2:00 am EDT
See Louis the "One Croc Mojo" is paying off for ya!
PM me with a guide review.
JW
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