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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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Mcflyangler
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Mcflyangler on Jun 9, 2016June 9th, 2016, 4:52 pm EDT
From California, to New York, to England, the wooly bugger is probably one of the most effective and popular streamer patterns that can be used for a large range of fish species. I even know of people using them for saltwater fishing as well as freshwater. Its also fairly easy to tie, and quite durable. The grizzly/white version is great for imitating many baitfish. Being a bead head fly, it will sink and get down deep to the fish.



Hook: Daiichi 1750 size 10 (any 3x-4x long shanked streamer hook will do)

Weight: .015 lead wire, and a bead head.

Thread: white 70 denier thread.

Body: White chenille, and grizzly saddle hackle.

Tail: Pearl krystal flash and white marabou

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