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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 Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Brianbf
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Brianbf on May 26, 2018May 26th, 2018, 3:23 pm EDT
I am wondering if there is a boot that would work with waders that cam be both a hiking boot and a fly fishing boot. If so, any suggestions?
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on May 26, 2018May 26th, 2018, 11:32 pm EDT
Most modern wading boots are based on hiking boot designs. I use mine in the summer with a pair of wading socks once the water (& air!) get too warm for waders. Unless you have felt soles, which don't have much gripping power on land, most wading boots have enough divots on the sole to grip terrain. You might just have to clean the mud off of them once you're done...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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