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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 Kogotus (Perlodidae) Stonefly Nymph from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this ID.
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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Leakyboots
Hermitage,pa

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Leakyboots on Jan 6, 2017January 6th, 2017, 6:44 am EST
New here, Northwest Pa. Is my home waters, caught my first Trout on a fly in 1966 and been at it ever since. Made a trip to Alaska last summer and fished the Kenai. Caught my first Dolly and took a float plane out of Skagway and caught my first salmon. My son guided out of Bozeman for a short time so got to fish some in Montana. Will
Will Shaver
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Plano, TX

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Taxon on Jan 6, 2017January 6th, 2017, 9:13 am EST
Hi Will-

Nice intro, welcome aboard.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com

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