Header image
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.

Male Hexagenia atrocaudata (Late Hex) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

This mayfly was collected from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin on July 24th, 2005 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 15th, 2006.

Discussions of this Spinner

1 replies
Posted by Irdawson on Dec 2, 2010
Last reply on Dec 2, 2010 by Taxon
need places in florida that have mayflies,lakes or rivers.thanksin advance
Posted by Botebearing on Jan 20, 2010
Last reply on Jan 20, 2010 by Botebearing
really nice pictures.Garden Light
2 replies
Posted by Fishcraze on May 27, 2009
Last reply on May 31, 2009 by Trtklr
I know in North Alabama these flies usually hatch in Jun. What climate/water temperatures are required for hatching? Does it normally have to be dry/no rain for a week?

Thanks to anyone who can answer these questions. I promised my 12 year old, I was going to take him this year and I'm trying to plan my leave at the closest possible time.


Start a Discussion of this Spinner:

You must log in at the top of the page to post. If you haven't registered yet, it's this easy:

Troutnut.com is copyright © 2004-2022 (email Jason). privacy policy