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.

Lateral view of a Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This wild-looking little thing completely puzzled me. At first I was thinking beetle or month larva, until I got a look at the pictures on the computer screen. I made a couple of incorrect guesses before entomologist Greg Courtney pointed me in the right direction with Psychodidae. He suggested a possible genus of Thornburghiella, but could not rule out some other members of the tribe Pericomini.
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 Martinlf (Louis Martin)

Troutnut.com User Martinlf (Louis Martin)

Real Name
Louis Martin
Palmyra PA
Biography & Thoughts
Biography?? Fishing is my life. Thoughts? About fishing.
Forum Signature
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

Send Martinlf a Private Message

Latest Posts By Martinlf

Last Reply
Apr 13, 2021
by Adirman
Mar 29, 2021
by Martinlf
Mar 5, 2021
by Martinlf
Feb 16, 2021
by Martinlf
Jan 17, 2021
by Martinlf
Nov 23, 2020
by Smindel56
Nov 1, 2020
by Martinlf
Sep 13, 2020
by Martinlf
Sep 11, 2020
by Martinlf
Aug 27, 2020
by Martinlf
Aug 26, 2020
by Martinlf
Aug 17, 2020
by Martinlf
Re: Trico Tips Featured Topic
In the Mayfly Genus Tricorythodes by Martinlf
Jul 31, 2020
by Martinlf
Troutnut.com is copyright © 2004-2024 (email Jason). privacy policy