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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.

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.
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Hunter1
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Hunter1 on Feb 12, 2021February 12th, 2021, 11:23 pm EST
WElcome, and a nice picture.
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Martinlf on Feb 13, 2021February 13th, 2021, 12:31 am EST
Pretty bow!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Wbranch on Feb 13, 2021February 13th, 2021, 4:49 am EST
PikeStrike,

You were quite successful with the picture of the trout.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Partsman on Feb 13, 2021February 13th, 2021, 10:12 am EST
Very nice picture, glass rod? Hope to see more pictures from out your way.
Mike.
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Martinlf on Feb 14, 2021February 14th, 2021, 2:13 am EST
I'm not sure what this means, as I'm not mobile friendly. But the owner of the site, Jason, is. I hope he sees your post and you two hash this out, if it will make the site more useful. I'll give him some time to pick up on this, but in the meantime you can send a message to Troutnut (see posts below).
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Wbranch on Feb 14, 2021February 14th, 2021, 3:20 am EST
Hmm, the site is mobiile friendly. Occasionally when I am at my cabin I check in to see if there are any new posts. Just go to your browser and type in Troutnut.com - the web site pops up.

I was tried it to make sure and it opened instantly.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Red_green_h on Feb 14, 2021February 14th, 2021, 10:31 am EST
Welcome and beautiful fish, I think he means it's not mobile friendly as in most forums today you can click a button to add a pic rather than insert it with a bbcode. If I may take a stab at this...when Troutnut developed this forum the tech for inserting a pic was using a bbcode. That's how it was. And if I also may add leaving it like this adds to the charm of the forum. Our society is always in a rush to do things. It's nice every now and then to find something that helps to slow it down a bit.
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Wbranch on Feb 14, 2021February 14th, 2021, 12:07 pm EST
in most forums today you can click a button to add a pic rather than insert it with a bbcod


I frequent another fly fishing forum with mostly PA residents and their photo sharing process is similar to this. You can't just do a "Browse" and insert a picture. Also no photos larger than 300K are allowed. I have to first resize my picture before I can post it.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Wbranch on Feb 15, 2021February 15th, 2021, 5:06 am EST
PikeStrike;

The forum doesn't use an adaptive design, so letters look tiny on mobiles and visitors bounce.


It sounds like you are about a thousand light years ahead of me when discussing the functions of the forum code page. I'm still trying to figure out how to add links.

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Martinlf on Feb 15, 2021February 15th, 2021, 7:54 am EST
Matt, it's easy to add a link. When you reply, right above the green reply box you will see "For help formatting your text and adding images, see the forum code page." Click on the "forum code page" blue text and it will take you to directions. Basically you use square brackets to set up all commands, putting the command in front of your target text, and a command with a / behind it to turn off the command.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Troutnut on Feb 17, 2021February 17th, 2021, 5:18 am EST
The forum doesn't use an adaptive design, so letters look tiny on mobiles and visitors bounce. But I guess if there was an easy way to remedy it, Jason would already fix it.


You're right. It's all custom code, so a redesign is a major job. I'm working on a new, modern, adaptive version using the Bootstrap CSS framework, but it's piled atop several more urgent work deadlines right now. Still, it's very much on my radar!
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