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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.

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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Landscape & scenery photos from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River

The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
Mesa Falls

From the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
Harriman Ranch on the Henry's Fork

From the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
Lower end of the storried Harriman Ranch section of the Henry's

From the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
Upper Mesa Falls on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River

From the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River  in Idaho

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho

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