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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 Holocentropus (Polycentropodidae) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to tentatively key to Holocentropus, although I can't make out the anal spines in Couplet 7 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae nor the dark bands in Couplet 4 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae, making me wonder if I went wrong somewhere in keying it out. I don't see where that could have happened, though. It might also be that it's a very immature larva and doesn't possess all the identifying characteristics in the key yet. If Holocentropus is correct, then Holocentropus flavus and Holocentropus interruptus are the two likely possibilities based on range, but I was not able to find a description of their 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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TrevorC
Interlochen, Michigan

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TrevorC on Aug 25, 2007August 25th, 2007, 9:13 am EDT
Had a good day Saturday.
I'll see you down on the river...
TrevorC
Interlochen, Michigan

Posts: 20
TrevorC on Aug 25, 2007August 25th, 2007, 9:29 am EDT
Well I guess I can't figure out how to post pics... I've tried and tried, and just can't get it to work.
I'll see you down on the river...
TrevorC
Interlochen, Michigan

Posts: 20
TrevorC on Aug 25, 2007August 25th, 2007, 9:30 am EDT
Can someone tell me how to upload my pics?
I'll see you down on the river...
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Taxon on Aug 25, 2007August 25th, 2007, 10:25 am EDT
Trevor-

On most forums, if you want to post a photo, it is necessary for that photo to already be resident on a server somewhere. There are numerous websites that provide that service for free. Perhaps the most popular of them is www.photobucket.com.

Once you have a photo uploaded, and know its address, then it is only necessary to properly surround the address with markup language wherever you want it to appear in your post. This takes the form of
{img src=http://...whatever.jpg}
except it is necessary to use square brackets rather than the curly brackets shown. The left square bracket is one key to the right of the letter P on the keyboard.

Alternatively, although I have not personally used this method, it is my impression that if you attach photo(s) to an email to Jason, he will upload the photos for you, and create a post that has the photo(s) in it. However, now that Jason is busy with graduate school, he likely has less time to do things like that, so I would recommend using the first method.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com

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