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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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Iasgair
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Colorado

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Iasgair on Oct 24, 2018October 24th, 2018, 3:10 am EDT
Davie McPhail has uploaded 62 wet fly patterns from T.E. Pritt's book North Country Flies. This book was printed in 1885 I believe, and has some wonderful patterns in it.

Mr. McPhail ties all these flies on his You Tube channel if you're interested in tying a few, or all, for yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/user/DavieMcPhail
PABrownie
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Gallitzin PA

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PABrownie on Oct 26, 2018October 26th, 2018, 4:46 am EDT
I always enjoyed Davies style, smooth and precise.

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