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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.

Dorsal view of a Glossosoma (Glossosomatidae) (Little Brown Short-horned Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
I caught this tiny larva without a case, but it seems to key pretty clearly to to Glossosomatidae. From there, the lack of sclerites on the mesonotum points to either Glossosoma or Anagapetus. Although it's difficult to see in a 2D image from the microscope, it's pretty clear in the live 3D view that the pronotum is only excised about 1/3 of its length to accommodate the forecoxa, not 2/3, which points to Glossosoma at Couplet 5 of the Key to Genera of Glossosomatidae Larvae.
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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Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jul 29, 2007July 29th, 2007, 10:54 am EDT
Do any forum members know of fly fishing sites that have Classified sections so I can try and sell a few rods? Thanks.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

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CaseyP on Jul 29, 2007July 29th, 2007, 11:00 am EDT
FAOL.com -- Fly Anglers On Line.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jul 29, 2007July 29th, 2007, 11:06 am EDT
Thanks for the link.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Davez
Pennsylvania

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Davez on Jul 30, 2007July 30th, 2007, 5:49 am EDT
www.tradenstuff.com
ive dealt with him alot. he buys and sells and swaps.
everything ive gotten was as described.

or www.flyfisherman.com

good lucks..

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