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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.

Artistic view of a Perlodidae (Springflies and Yellow Stones) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to lead to Couplet 35 of the Key to Genera of Perlodidae Nymphs and the genus Isoperla, but I'm skeptical that's correct based on the general look. I need to get it under the microscope to review several choices in the key, and it'll probably end up a different Perlodidae.
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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Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Nov 15, 2013November 15th, 2013, 2:46 pm EST
Decided to go up to the Salmon River in NY for three days. Going to meet my buddy from NJ tomorrow morning at 6:00, at my cabin, and head up to Pulaski. We'll be in the water by 9:00. I'll be swinging big marabou's and classic hairwings on my swich rod. Hopefully there will be awesome pics to put up when I return on Tuesday.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Oldredbarn
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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on Nov 15, 2013November 15th, 2013, 7:13 pm EST
Looking forward to it, sir!

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