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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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Brighton, CO

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LooseKnot on Aug 4, 2015August 4th, 2015, 11:22 am EDT
I just discovered and joined this site.
I live in Brighton, CO after a recent move from Oregon..Been fly fishing and tying for approx 35 years (on & off)..Looking forward to fishing and discovering Colorado..Wife is leaving town this week so I am off to the Colorado River for a day of fishing and exploring with my Lab (Sadie)
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MiltRPowell on Aug 4, 2015August 4th, 2015, 12:32 pm EDT
Well welcome. Just moved bet you'll have fun exploring new waters. And on this site as well.
Good luck fishing.
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on Aug 4, 2015August 4th, 2015, 7:53 pm EDT
Greetings, Mike! You'll find this site to be a lot of fun and some very interesting discussions, including some members' very nice photography of insects and the fish they catch by imitating them!

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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Dam_Broke on Aug 8, 2015August 8th, 2015, 10:12 pm EDT
Hi all!
I'm too new to the forum. Been fishing (fly) seriously for about two years and not so seriously for about 12 off and on. Realized i was obsessed last year while trying to color coordinate some gear.

Why is there not a specific place here for intros? Or maybe i missed it.

LooseKnot, been hitting bear creek this year with some fun little browns, waterton is still closed-ish but is one of my favorite places close by.
Adapt and overcome
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Aug 12, 2015August 12th, 2015, 2:41 pm EDT
Welcome, Justin!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Portage, PA

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Lastchance on Aug 13, 2015August 13th, 2015, 4:56 am EDT
Hi Justin!

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Dam_Broke on Aug 23, 2015August 23rd, 2015, 1:47 pm EDT
Thanks all. I'll be happy to steal any and all fishy knowledge.
Adapt and overcome

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