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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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New Mexico, United States

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Mcflyangler on Jan 27, 2017January 27th, 2017, 6:47 am EST
Glass minnows are small, see through fish that are a food source for many predatory fish. These flies are see through, but I add a few things on the hook shank to mimic the insides of small fry or glass minnows. I also use a UV curing resin to make a small head on the fly and make sure it stays together well even though many hard hits from toothy fish. This fly is tied on a smaller hook than most of my glass minnows, because I plan on using this one for trout on my local river. Even though we don't have "glass minnows" on that river, there are small fish that this could mimic very well.

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Hook: Umpqua U301 - Size 12
Hook Wrap: Saltwater sized Flashabou
Gill: Dungeon Twist - Red
Fiber: Starburst Dubbing - Pearl & Olive
Eye: 3D Stick on Eyes - 4mm Red
Eye Adhesive: Fletch Tite
UV Resin: Solarez - Thin Hard and Bone Dry
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