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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.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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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Tctrout
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Tctrout on Jun 13, 2014June 13th, 2014, 4:35 pm EDT
I figured those of you on this forum would appreciate a good 'ol Catskill tie, the Adams. My Uncle John, 82 years young, was up for another tie on YouTube with me, and was happy to tie this one for the camera.

Enjoy!

TC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWPfwKvT_68
Powellammon
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Price, Utah

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Powellammon on Jun 16, 2014June 16th, 2014, 3:22 pm EDT
Very enjoyable and informative video.

Thanks!

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