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 Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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.

LittleJ
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
LittleJ on Jun 25, 2008June 25th, 2008, 7:30 am EDT
I have been looking for some amnesia mono. in 10 and 12 lb, does anyone have a source for this stuff? I have found the flat mono that most people carry but they also make a regular mono that is similar in diameter to maxima. I just used up the last of a spool given to me by a friend and neither he nor I have been able to find more. Any help would be appreciated.
Jeff
JOHNW
JOHNW's profile picture
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
JOHNW on Jun 25, 2008June 25th, 2008, 10:32 am EDT
Jeff,
FFP carries in the following sizes 15,20,25,30# in both red and chartreuse. Catalog price is 4.50.
Gander Mtn also carries the stuff but I don't know what # or the price.
JW
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn

Quick Reply

Related Discussions

Topic
Replies
Last Reply
8
Feb 2, 2009
by Trtklr
22
Aug 2, 2010
by Oldredbarn
Re: Ants
In Fly Tying by FredH
14
Oct 8, 2010
by PaulRoberts
50
Nov 28, 2010
by Taxon
5
Mar 29, 2021
by Martinlf
Troutnut.com is copyright © 2004-2024 (email Jason). privacy policy