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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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Oldredbarn
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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on Jan 30, 2017January 30th, 2017, 1:59 am EST
A couple years back we had someone post a video here of a mayfly hatching. I think it was from Europe and was E danica and they followed it closely as it progressed downstream with its shuck hanging off the back end...Does anyone remember it, and maybe how I can find it?

Spence
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Millcreek
Healdsburg, CA

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Millcreek on Jan 30, 2017January 30th, 2017, 2:25 am EST
Spence-

It or something very similar is at;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAxoMSilCIc
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Oldredbarn
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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on Jan 30, 2017January 30th, 2017, 4:29 am EST
Thanks! I got this one...It will work for what I'm doing.

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
Falsifly
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Hayward, WI.

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Falsifly on Jan 30, 2017January 30th, 2017, 6:30 am EST
Allez-vous nous laisser en suspens Spence?
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
PaulRoberts
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Colorado

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PaulRoberts on Jan 31, 2017January 31st, 2017, 1:05 am EST
I think I do, Spence. But it was some time back. Chalk stream, documentary style perhaps?

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