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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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Catskilljon
Upstate NY

Posts: 160
Catskilljon on Mar 4, 2014March 4th, 2014, 3:23 pm EST
Numbers 1 and 2...
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Numbers 3 and 4...
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And numbers 5 and 6...
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Atherton didn't name his flies, he simply gave them numbers. These are referred to as "Atherton's 6" All are tied on vintage Bergman yellow box hooks, size 12's. CJ
Entoman
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Northern CA & ID

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Entoman on Mar 4, 2014March 4th, 2014, 7:10 pm EST
Ah! The traditional Catskill method. Nicely done...
"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
JOHNW
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Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
JOHNW on Mar 5, 2014March 5th, 2014, 12:15 pm EST
Something about classic Catskills that I just love.
Nice tied flies there CJ.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn

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