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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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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jul 24, 2007July 24th, 2007, 7:58 am EDT
I live in York and normally head up to my place on the WB every week for three days but this week I have engagements here that are keeping me home. I was wondering if there is any point on going over to the Letort in the morning? Is there a meaningful Trico spinner fall over there and if so are there enough fish to bother driving there from York.

Does Clarks Creek have any morning to early afternoon hatches? Clarks is pretty but the dfew times I went there early in the season I didn't locate any fish in the fly area. Thanks.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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"Bear Swamp," PA

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GONZO on Jul 24, 2007July 24th, 2007, 12:00 pm EDT
Matt, the short answer about the Letort is "yes," though not necessarily due to the Tricos. To get me to say any more, you'd have to send me a PM. Louis would be the one to answer your questions about Clarks, though I'm not sure he'd 'fess up even in a PM.

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