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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.

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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DUBBN on Mar 17, 2013March 17th, 2013, 4:24 am EDT

I do not post on this forum very often, but I do spend alot of time here learning as much as I can. This is one of the more informative sites that I know of for Entomology and how it relates to trout. Keep up the fantastic work all,

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Sayfu on Mar 17, 2013March 17th, 2013, 5:33 am EDT

The "green machine"..been tying a bunch of soft hackles up myself with all kinds of little "triggers" in them.
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Martinlf on Mar 17, 2013March 17th, 2013, 6:09 am EDT
Beautiful fly; thanks for posting it.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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