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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 Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
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 Schoharie Creek

Schoharie Creek in New York
Schoharie Creek in New York
There's a really deep pool below this bridge (with seemingly posted property around it) and I saw some fish swimming around, probably some of them trout around 10-12 inches.

From Schoharie Creek in New York
Schoharie Creek in New York
Schoharie Creek in New York
Schoharie Creek in New York
Schoharie Creek in New York
Schoharie Creek in New York
Schoharie Creek in New York

On-stream insect photos from Schoharie Creek

Schoharie Creek in New York
This is just about the most Isonychia bicolor shucks I've ever seen on the rocks, and appropriately enough they're on the river where Art Flick described them in his Streamside Guide.

From Schoharie Creek in New York
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