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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 Female Sweltsa borealis (Chloroperlidae) (Boreal Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from Harris Creek in Washington
I was not fishing, but happened to be at an unrelated social event on a hill above this tiny creek (which I never even saw) when this stonefly flew by me. I assume it came from there. Some key characteristics are tricky to follow, but process of elimination ultimately led me to Sweltsa borealis. It is reassuringly similar to this specimen posted by Bob Newell years ago. It is also so strikingly similar to this nymph from the same river system that I'm comfortable identifying that nymph from this adult. I was especially pleased with the closeup photo of four mites parasitizing this one.
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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VladimirR on Feb 8, 2013February 8th, 2013, 6:19 am EST
Fishing on the fly rod and a Imitation mouse.
Somewhere near the border with Mongolia


Videography by Aleksander Bobrovskiy.
Edit video by Vladimir Ryaposov
Music by Vladimir Ryaposov.
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Feb 8, 2013February 8th, 2013, 6:37 am EST
Very nice video! I especially liked the scene where the fellow stood in the same spot and landed four nice grayling. It looks like a very nice small river.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Martinlf on Feb 8, 2013February 8th, 2013, 7:58 am EST
I'll second that. Thanks for taking us to Siberia for a visit.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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VladimirR on Feb 8, 2013February 8th, 2013, 11:01 am EST
Thank you friends! I in reserve there are videos from Comrade Alexander. He catches trout on fly rod, and tells of wild medicinal sources ... I will not get ahead of ourselves ... I'll write music and do video editing, then you will see for yourself.
Portage, PA

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Lastchance on Feb 8, 2013February 8th, 2013, 11:45 am EST
Thank you for taking us on the trip with you.
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Northern CA & ID

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Entoman on Feb 8, 2013February 8th, 2013, 12:28 pm EST
Hey Matt,

Doesn't that little Grayling stream look like it could be in MT? Especially the scenes of flyfishing with that hillside covered in changing quakies as a backdrop.

Very nice, Vladimir. BTW - What species were the mouse eaters?
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
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VladimirR on Feb 22, 2013February 22nd, 2013, 7:57 am EST
Mause eat Lenok or Taimen.

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