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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 Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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Creno
Grants Pass, OR

Posts: 302
Creno on Aug 23, 2017August 23rd, 2017, 2:10 pm EDT
a "few" years ago we had a thread about dead caddis on a rock covered with a white mold/fungus of some sort. Will someone help me find that thread? I am about to give up looking
thanks
creno
Millcreek
Healdsburg, CA

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Millcreek on Aug 23, 2017August 23rd, 2017, 3:40 pm EDT
Creno-

I vaguely remember something like that on here, but after looking for it I can't find it.

This may be of some help. Found it on Bugguide. Here's the link.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/207589
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Creno
Grants Pass, OR

Posts: 302
Creno on Aug 23, 2017August 23rd, 2017, 3:44 pm EDT
thanks Millcreek! just what I was try to find! no wonder I could not find it on Troutnut! you da man!

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