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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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Portage, PA

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Lastchance on Jun 7, 2008June 7th, 2008, 3:12 am EDT
Do we have a fly recipe folder on Troutnut we can refer to for pattern ideas? I always enjoy seeing how other people tie their patterns and I'd be glad to share mine.
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Jun 7, 2008June 7th, 2008, 6:00 am EDT
No specific folder just for recipes, but some have posted recipes in the general Fly Tying Discussion Forum. Browse different threads and you'll see some of my patterns. My most original ones are probably my upside down CDC Caddis, My reverse parachute Trico, and the Hairy Honeybug recipe posted most recently.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
West Michigan

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Streamcaddi on Jun 26, 2008June 26th, 2008, 1:17 am EDT
Would it take to have a fly recipe folder on this site?. This site is a knockout now but it would be great if they had a recipe folder..
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Wellsville, NY

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Softhackle on Jun 26, 2008June 26th, 2008, 2:18 am EDT
Jason does have a web site for posting photos and recipes of flies. I'm not sure if you want to post just recipes/dressings or a photo, too. At any rate look at:


"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

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