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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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Joeman on Jan 24, 2018January 24th, 2018, 8:26 am EST
I have a dozen of these. A couple are yellow instead of green in photos. They are tied on straight eye, #14, TMC200R hook... Kinda of like a Elk Hair Caddis without the Elk Hair?
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Millcreek on Jan 24, 2018January 24th, 2018, 8:56 am EST
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
-Albert Einstein
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Joeman on Jan 24, 2018January 24th, 2018, 12:11 pm EST
Wow, Thank-you Mark!!
Just like that.... So I don't have to pour over these tomorrow?

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I understand you don't have to know the name of flies for them to catch fish....

Don't Have to Know Everything. You Just Have to Know Where to Find It." -- Albert Einstein
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Martinlf on Jan 25, 2018January 25th, 2018, 4:22 pm EST
And this is often a place you can find things. Some sharp guys on here, present company excepted.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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