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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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This discussion is about Toughannock Creek.

My then-girlfriend, now-wife took this picture with my camera.

From Toughannock Creek in New York
I believe this is the highest free-falling waterfall in the East.  The pool below it is off-limits to fishing but probably isn't that great, anyway -- by all accounts the stream's trout population is mediocre at best.

From Toughannock Creek in New York
Toughannock Creek in New York
Toughannock Creek in New York
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KIngoThings on Mar 8, 2017March 8th, 2017, 11:07 am EST
Beautiful photos! :)
Can you tell me exactly where that stone bridge is please?
Thank you!
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Bellevue, WA

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Troutnut on Mar 8, 2017March 8th, 2017, 1:13 pm EST
That's right where state highway 89 crosses Toughannock Creek near Lake Cayuga.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
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