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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.

Lateral view of a Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This wild-looking little thing completely puzzled me. At first I was thinking beetle or month larva, until I got a look at the pictures on the computer screen. I made a couple of incorrect guesses before entomologist Greg Courtney pointed me in the right direction with Psychodidae. He suggested a possible genus of Thornburghiella, but could not rule out some other members of the tribe Pericomini.
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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Steamntrout
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Steamntrout on Jun 22, 2017June 22nd, 2017, 8:32 am EDT
What size are these nymphs & Sub Imago's?
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Crepuscular on Jun 22, 2017June 22nd, 2017, 11:20 pm EDT
What size are these nymphs & Sub Imago's?


"Standard" hook sizes 14 for the subs. Nymphs the same 1xl. Around here on the larger waters major rivers, they are 14-12. I'll see if I can dig up a photo.

I found a couple from the yellow breeches. size in mm



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