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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 Limnephilidae (Giant Sedges) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive 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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Nijimasu on Feb 1, 2017February 1st, 2017, 4:01 pm EST
I have some reels I need lines on. I have some never-been-used lines that are the wrong size or type. I'd like to trade someone for lines that will fit. I'd even do two for one... But I don't want to violate forum rules. Would this be allowed, or no?
You can't make fish bite just by wanting 'em to. ~Patrick McManus
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Troutnut on Feb 2, 2017February 2nd, 2017, 4:54 am EST
That's fine for the Fly Fishing Gear subforum.
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Nijimasu on Feb 2, 2017February 2nd, 2017, 2:15 pm EST
Thanks!
You can't make fish bite just by wanting 'em to. ~Patrick McManus

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