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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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Hankaye on Apr 18, 2013April 18th, 2013, 8:09 am EDT
Howdy All;
ion of
Still sorta new to fly fishin' and would like to know if their is
any kind of website for the bugs in New Mexico?
I've seen site for the Gunnison River in Colorado, and there is Westfly whichcovers the Northwest States.
Was courious if anyone could point me in the direction of a decient site
to help me identify some bugs that will help me catch some trouts.
Thanks for your consideration.

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Taxon on Apr 18, 2013April 18th, 2013, 1:06 pm EDT
Hi Hank,

Listing the "bugs of New Mexico" would be a rather daunting task. So, how about if I simply start by listing the New Mexico mayfly genera (including common names) which are likely to be of some interest to a fly fisher:

Family - Genus - Common Name
Ameletidae - Ameletus - Brown Dun
Baetidae - Acentrella - Bluewinged Olive
Baetidae - Baetis - Bluewinged Olive
Baetidae - Baetodes - Bluewinged Olive
Baetidae - Callibaetis - Speckle-wing
Baetidae - Camelobaetidius - Bluewinged Olive
Baetidae - Centroptilum - Bluewinged Olive
Baetidae - Cloeodes - Bluewinged Olive
Baetidae - Fallceon - Bluewinged Olive
Baetidae - Labiobaetis - Bluewinged Olive
Caenidae - Caenis - Bluewinged Olive
Ephemerellidae - Attenella - Small Buuewinged Olive
Ephemerellidae - Drunella - Slatewinged Olive/Western Green Drake
Ephemerellidae - Ephemerella - Pale Morning Dun
Ephemerellidae - Serratella - Small Western Dark Hendrickson
Ephemerellidae - Timpanoga - Great Bluewinged Red Quill
Ephemeridae - Ephemera - Brown Drake
Ephemeridae - Hexagenia - Big Yellow May
Heptageniidae - Cinygmula - Dark Red Quill
Heptageniidae - Epeorus - Pink Lady/Slate Brown Dun
Heptageniidae - Heptagenia - Pale Evening Dun
Heptageniidae - Leucrocuta - Pale Evening Dun
Heptageniidae - Rhithrogena - Western March Brown
Isonychiidae - Isonychia - Great Western Leadwing
Leptohyphidae - Tricoryhyphes - Trico
Leptophlebiidae - Leptophlebia - Western Black Quill
Leptophlebiidae - Paraleptophlebia - Mahogany Dun
Siphlonuridae - Siphlonurus - Grey Drake
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
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Sayfu on Apr 19, 2013April 19th, 2013, 6:37 am EDT
What is far easier, and more practical is to list the river, or stillwater you plan to fish. Every area/state is going to have a huge disparity in the type of water you will fish, or the river you will fish...spring creek vs. freestone river, high Mt small stream vs. lower elevation big river.

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