Header image
Enter a name
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 Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
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.
Troutnut is a project started in 2003 by salmonid ecologist Jason "Troutnut" Neuswanger to help anglers and fly tyers unabashedly embrace the entomological side of the sport. Learn more about Troutnut or support the project for an enhanced experience here.

Troutnut.com User Billy (Bill Fedora)

Troutnut.com User Billy (Bill Fedora)

Real Name
Bill Fedora
Location
Chester County, PA
Biography & Thoughts
Flyfisherman for 50 years. Avid skeet shooter, bowhunter and tennis player. Youthful in spirit, gregarious but paradoxically reclusive at times, father of 19 year old equestrain daughter. May need financial assistance if available. . .
Forum Signature
I was born with nothing and still have most of it. . .

Send Billy a Private Message

Troutnut.com is copyright © 2004-2024 (email Jason). privacy policy