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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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Martinlf
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Apr 16, 2018April 16th, 2018, 5:13 pm EDT
Matt, that sounds like fun. I'll be in Oregon some of May, but when our schedules settle I'll see if I can get up to the Delaware. Looks like hatches may be a bit late this year, if local conditions match.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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JOHNW on May 22, 2018May 22nd, 2018, 1:08 pm EDT
Well leave it from a prodigal trout fisherman to dredge up an old thread.

I am glad to see many of the old familiars still kicking around the boards. I have strayed from the clear and cold trout waters to the somewhat warmer haunts of those fiesty brown bass for the last few seasons. Every once in a while attempting to drag the good Doctor Martin over to the dark side. However it never seems to fail that this time of year finds me back on a trout stream and invariably dreaming of my to date largest dry fly trout (a snarky 23" Ausable brown ) that was facilitated by Spence.
I will try to not be such a stranger and hope all of you are doing well.
Regards,
JohnW
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn

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