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Hexes and Big Drakes

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****Ephemeridae

This common name refers to only one family.

Mayfly Family Ephemeridae

These are pretty much always called Hexes and Big Drakes.
Several great superhatches come from this family. The Green, Yellow, and Brown Drakes all belong to the Ephemera genus. Hexagenia and Litobrancha contain the largest mayflies in North America and present tremendous fly fishing opportunities.
Hexagenia limbata (Hex) Mayfly NymphHexagenia limbata (Hex) Mayfly Nymph View 9 Pictures
Collected June 8, 2005 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on May 26, 2006
Female Ephemera guttulata (Green Drake) Mayfly DunFemale Ephemera guttulata (Green Drake) Mayfly Dun View 16 PicturesIt's about time I got a green drake on this site!
Collected June 1, 2007 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on June 4, 2007
Male Hexagenia limbata (Hex) Mayfly SpinnerMale Hexagenia limbata (Hex) Mayfly Spinner View 13 Pictures
Collected June 26, 2005 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on May 26, 2006
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