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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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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
KIngoThings
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KIngoThings on Apr 1, 2017April 1st, 2017, 4:16 am EDT
Hi! I've tried to find that bridge in the top photo but can't :(
Where is it please?
Thank you. :)
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Oldredbarn on Apr 1, 2017April 1st, 2017, 8:30 am EDT
Tap the photo and when it comes up the info is in the lower left hand corner...New York state...

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
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PaulRoberts on Apr 1, 2017April 1st, 2017, 9:06 am EDT
Oh... And all this time I thought it was on the path to Mordor.
Oldredbarn
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Oldredbarn on Apr 3, 2017April 3rd, 2017, 4:53 am EDT
Oh... And all this time I thought it was on the path to Mordor.


Paul...posts from you Colorado Boys are getting a tad suspect. ;) You haven't been hitting the medicinal down in Denver have you?

Ha!

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
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Jmd123 on Apr 3, 2017April 3rd, 2017, 8:14 am EDT
Medicinal? Spence, it's full-on legal and taxable in CO! You no longer need a prescription to be happy!

And that does look like some scenes from LOTR, the ones they shot in the New Zealand forest areas. Plenty of scenery like that in Oregon, though, and even in some parts of the U.P....and Chile...trout country too! Spectacular fall colors for a backdrop there!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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