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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 Glossosoma (Glossosomatidae) (Little Brown Short-horned Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
I caught this tiny larva without a case, but it seems to key pretty clearly to to Glossosomatidae. From there, the lack of sclerites on the mesonotum points to either Glossosoma or Anagapetus. Although it's difficult to see in a 2D image from the microscope, it's pretty clear in the live 3D view that the pronotum is only excised about 1/3 of its length to accommodate the forecoxa, not 2/3, which points to Glossosoma at Couplet 5 of the Key to Genera of Glossosomatidae Larvae.
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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Flytyerinpa
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Pottsville Pa

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Flytyerinpa on Feb 4, 2019February 4th, 2019, 9:50 am EST
Any body know where I could buy some Wood Duck Colored Rabbit Fur
RleeP
NW PA - Pennsylvania's Glacial Pothole Wonderland

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RleeP on Feb 4, 2019February 4th, 2019, 12:02 pm EST
Are you simply looking for rabbit fur dyed to an amber shade? If so, most places that sell a decent variety of shades of packaged rabbit dubbing should probably have what you're looking for or something close. Check out wherever you normally buy or order your dubbing. They probably have it.

If you want the material barred in the same way a wood duck flank feather is, I'm not so sure such a thing exists commercially. But it would be easy enough to do-it-yourself with a black Sharpie either on the fly at the time it is tied or by barring the entire package of dubbing.
Flytyerinpa
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Pottsville Pa

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Flytyerinpa on Feb 4, 2019February 4th, 2019, 3:05 pm EST
Its a weird color of yellow the guy that showed me it said the color is actually called Wood Duck. I lost count on how many sights I checked none of them list Wood Duck as a color, maybe this guy is pulling my leg .
Afishinado
SE PA

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Afishinado on Feb 4, 2019February 4th, 2019, 9:52 pm EST
Its a weird color of yellow the guy that showed me it said the color is actually called Wood Duck. I lost count on how many sights I checked none of them list Wood Duck as a color, maybe this guy is pulling my leg .



Here ya go > https://bogdangawlik.com/product-eng-7196-Wapsi-Rabbit-Dubbing.html

Good luck tying...
Afishinado
SE PA

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Afishinado on Feb 4, 2019February 4th, 2019, 9:55 pm EST
Its a weird color of yellow the guy that showed me it said the color is actually called Wood Duck. I lost count on how many sights I checked none of them list Wood Duck as a color, maybe this guy is pulling my leg .



Waspi makes it and it can be ordered from many fly shops. Here ya go > https://pacificflyfishers.com/products/rabbit-dubbing?variant=727989277

I have on hand the basic colors and mix my dubbing in a coffee grinder or by hand for small batches, to achieve any color dubbing I desire.

Getting the exact color is more important to the fisherman more than to the fish. Don't forget, the colors of the same insect species often vary quite a bit / specimen.

Finally if you plan to match colors, make sure you judge the color when the material is wet.

Good luck tying...
Upstate
New York

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Upstate on Feb 25, 2019February 25th, 2019, 12:33 am EST
Wapsi sells Rabbit dubbing wood duck #RD 147.

Tom

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