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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 Clostoeca disjuncta (Limnephilidae) (Northern Caddisfly) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one was surprisingly straightforward to identify. The lack of a sclerite at the base of the lateral hump narrows the field quite a bit, and the other options followed fairly obvious characteristics to Clostoeca, which only has one species, Clostoeca disjuncta.
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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Redfisher85
Enosburg Falls, VT

Posts: 2
Redfisher85 on Apr 12, 2018April 12th, 2018, 11:24 pm EDT
Good morning friends. I am trying to ID a stonefly nymph from a northern VT stream. I tried the insect ID section here on this site, couldn't seem to find quite the right match. Coloring is similar to some of the Golden Stones from the area, but white instead of yellow. Plating on the thorax also didn't look quite right. My bugology is a bit rusty, any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Perhaps I should not have been a fisherman, he thought. But that was the thing that I was born for. - The Old Man and the Sea
Redfisher85
Enosburg Falls, VT

Posts: 2
Redfisher85 on Apr 12, 2018April 12th, 2018, 11:29 pm EDT
Ok so my photo-posting game is weak today, will keep trying, my apologies.
Perhaps I should not have been a fisherman, he thought. But that was the thing that I was born for. - The Old Man and the Sea

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