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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 Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Report at a Glance

General RegionNorth Carolina
Specific LocationMountains
Dates FishedNovember
Time of DayMidday
Fish CaughtBrook/rainbow/brown trout

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Frugalphysi
Florida

Posts: 1
Frugalphysi on Nov 8, 2016November 8th, 2016, 9:31 am EST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rQH1EghBWY


Got out of my yak and put on some waders. My dad has been fly fishing for many years and took our family out in the mountains of North Carolina. What an awesome experience! Completely different from my comfort zone. Check out the video! Not sure how to post pictures on this forum...Hope you enjoy. Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like! Tight lines!

Humbing to say the least...
Frugalphysio - Physical therapist with a passion for adventure! Quickly addicted to any and all fishing. Check out my YouTube channel to see all my adventures! https://www.youtube.com/user/theDrJimmer

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