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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.

Updates from November 30, 1999


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Photos by Bnewell and Troutnut

Underwater photos by Bnewell

On-stream insect photos by Troutnut

Closeup insects by Bnewell from the Grande Rhonde River and the Big Thompson River in Washington and Montana

Female Hesperoperla pacifica (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult
Fly fishermen refer to this stonefly as one of "golden stones".
Rhithrogena virilis  Mayfly Nymph
A photo showing the minor details on the nymph of this rarely collected mayfly
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