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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.

Lateral view of a Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Bigguy250
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Bigguy250 on May 4, 2007May 4th, 2007, 2:34 pm EDT
the skeptics beware this one was kept and is a brook trout
caught april 4 th 2007 late afternoon on a small jig 1/2 a minnow
measures30.5 inches weights 11 lbs one great day this one is a full 1.5 inches longer thancurrent record and is probably the longest brookie in over 90 years since current record 32.5 in the early 1900's

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