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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 Pycnopsyche guttifera (Limnephilidae) (Great Autumn Brown Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen appears to be of the same species as this one collected in the same spot two months earlier. The identification of both is tentative. This one suffered some physical damage before being photographed, too, so the colors aren't totally natural. I was mostly photographing it to test out some new camera setting idea, which worked really well for a couple of closeups.
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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Jmd123 has attached these 12 pictures. The message is below.
I don't wanna paint the boys as lushes, but there are 31 (thirty-one) empty beers in this photo
Not sure how they got ahold of this one...
Is someone going to come after me for having this?  Ah, that's OK, I'm well armed...
OK, I've at least seen this one before...
What Jonathon drinks instead of beer, pitcher courtesy my Sister the Barista
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Jmd123 on Aug 2, 2019August 2nd, 2019, 4:57 am EDT
Well, I did say the boys had a good time, and here's (some of the) evidence. Besides what you see here they were also having mixed drinks...the vast majority was consumed at my place after the outdoor adventures. And I'm not even a beer drinker, never been...figure there are plenty of them on this site however who will get a kick out of these miscellaneous variations on the concept of beer. Enjoy!

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

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Partsman on Aug 2, 2019August 2nd, 2019, 7:27 am EDT
Looks like the boys have good taste in my favorite beverage! Yes Oberon is greattttt! You cant go wrong with a beer brewed by Bells! My favorite lunch time treat when fishing is Kogels pickled baloney, any good cheese, and a Oberon.

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