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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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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on May 18, 2020May 18th, 2020, 5:14 pm EDT
A few pictures of my best buddy. Maybe my wife and I will get another kitty but her recent passing is still very fresh in our hearts.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on May 18, 2020May 18th, 2020, 10:46 pm EDT
OMG Matt what a cutie...looks extremely soft & cuddly, like my Leo was. BIG green eyes lookin' at ya. Yes, I will get another cat, one will come to me looking for a home like the others did...but it won't be Leo.

R.I.P. to all those furry ones who have touched our lives and made them immensely better.

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

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Martinlf on May 19, 2020May 19th, 2020, 8:50 am EDT
Sorry for your loss, Matt. I remember meeting her.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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