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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 Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This wild-looking little thing completely puzzled me. At first I was thinking beetle or month larva, until I got a look at the pictures on the computer screen. I made a couple of incorrect guesses before entomologist Greg Courtney pointed me in the right direction with Psychodidae. He suggested a possible genus of Thornburghiella, but could not rule out some other members of the tribe Pericomini.
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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PESCATORE on Sep 15, 2016September 15th, 2016, 1:34 pm EDT
Returning from a fly fishing trip in the Eastern Sierras, I decided to take some shots on my way home traveling on Hwy 88. This is Caples Like in the high sierras about 80 miles S.E. of Sacramento. The tall peak in the near center and far background is Round Top @ 10,381 ASL.

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Oldredbarn on Sep 16, 2016September 16th, 2016, 4:56 am EDT
Looks nice!
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PESCATORE on Sep 18, 2016September 18th, 2016, 1:43 pm EDT
Thanks for your reply. There used to be very large Trout in that lake until the CA DFG decided to make changes. Now mostly Put-N-Take fish in there.

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