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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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Jmd123
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Jmd123 on Sep 11, 2013September 11th, 2013, 7:26 pm EDT
"Blueberries and the Alaska Range"

YUMMMM!!! Did you gobble them?

Jonathon

P.S. Mother Nature's candy...
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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Troutnut on Sep 12, 2013September 12th, 2013, 8:10 am EDT
I didn't gobble those particular blueberries, but I did harvest about 7 gallons of wild blueberries this year.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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