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.

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.

LenH
driftless area

Posts: 58
LenH on Jan 21, 2008January 21st, 2008, 1:42 pm EST

Facing upstream on a warm summer's day



Facing downstream in the dead of winter...longing to fish....

42 days until season opens again.
Wbranch
Wbranch's profile picture
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2635
Wbranch on Jan 21, 2008January 21st, 2008, 2:43 pm EST
Neat photos! We have year round trout fishing (well almost) for many of the streams in PA so if you have the itch it can be scratched. I however hate the cold weather and won't fish until the water temperatures are at least 50 degrees for a week.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Wbranch
Wbranch's profile picture
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2635
Wbranch on Jan 21, 2008January 21st, 2008, 2:44 pm EST
Len,

I wanted to ask you if the fellow on the left was a friend of the fellow on the right since they are so damn close to each other! What's up with that?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Wbranch
Wbranch's profile picture
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2635
Wbranch on Jan 21, 2008January 21st, 2008, 2:44 pm EST
Len,

I wanted to ask you if the fellow on the left was a friend of the fellow on the right since they are so damn close to each other! What's up with that?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
LenH
driftless area

Posts: 58
LenH on Jan 21, 2008January 21st, 2008, 2:51 pm EST
father on left...75 years old....
son on right.....40th birthday outing....

Quick Reply

Related Discussions

Topic
Replies
Last Reply
3
Jul 16, 2008
by Ozzie
11
Jan 28, 2008
by Dano
7
Nov 19, 2019
by Tphillips
15
Feb 6, 2008
by Wbranch
11
Jul 15, 2011
by Oldredbarn
Troutnut.com is copyright © 2004-2024 (email Jason). privacy policy