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.

VTTroutFly has attached these 2 pictures. The message is below.
VTTroutFly
Eastern Vermont

Posts: 3
VTTroutFly on Sep 7, 2010September 7th, 2010, 8:15 am EDT
After a long week of temps in the 90s and extremely low water levels in the White River and adjoining tributaries, a few days of rain and cold nights have really turned the trout back on. Found myself on a few nice rainbows later in the evening.
"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope." John Buchan
Shawnny3
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Shawnny3 on Sep 8, 2010September 8th, 2010, 2:56 pm EDT
Good catch! And welcome to the forum.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
JohanB
JohanB's profile picture
Nashville TN

Posts: 7
JohanB on Sep 8, 2010September 8th, 2010, 3:44 pm EDT
Hey!
Looks like you've had a good day out in the water! thanks for sharing and welcome!
Paradise Fly
Adirman
Adirman's profile picture
Monticello, NY

Posts: 479
Adirman on Sep 9, 2010September 9th, 2010, 2:03 am EDT
Very nice!! What'd you get 'em on? Looks like a dry in you picture, is that right?
Taxon
Taxon's profile picture
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1311
Taxon on Sep 9, 2010September 9th, 2010, 4:46 am EDT
VTTroutFly-

When zooming your first photo in attempt to better see the fly you were using, I couldn't help but notice something tied to your keeper ring:



So, what the devil is that?
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
VTTroutFly
Eastern Vermont

Posts: 3
VTTroutFly on Sep 9, 2010September 9th, 2010, 7:15 am EDT
I was using a dark bodied March Brown. That was what I caught the big guy in the first picture on. The other ones in that picture were caught on a #10 pheasant tail and a #14 Grey Wolff. In the second picture I got him using, again, the #14 Grey Wolff.

The first picture was out of the Second Branch of the White River. A little tributary that feeds in from the north. The second picture was pulled up out of the White River but pretty far west before the tribs feed in.

This place has some fantastic freestone streams that are just bursting with life right now. Trico's, BWO, and Caddis are buzzing all around and getting the trout to make some theatrical rises!

The keeper ring doesn't have anything attached to it. I think that's just a piece of grass that was laying on the ground. Good question though!
"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope." John Buchan
VTTroutFly
Eastern Vermont

Posts: 3
VTTroutFly on Sep 9, 2010September 9th, 2010, 7:16 am EDT
Heading back out again tonight too. Just got a nice steady rain all day! Hopefully I'll have some pictures to post this time. Keep your fingers crossed for a nice brown.
"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope." John Buchan
Oldredbarn
Oldredbarn's profile picture
Novi, MI

Posts: 2600
Oldredbarn on Sep 9, 2010September 9th, 2010, 7:56 am EDT
VT,

Just because I'm feeling geeked today for some reason, maybe because I'll be near the Au Sable tomorrow and will be able to ease my troubled mind, I'm doing a little house cleaning here...Nit-picking..
#14 Grey Wolff
It's Wulff after Mr. Lee Wulff who gave us that series of attractor patterns...Maybe I should slow down on the caffinated teas here at work! :)

At first glance I thought that fly was an old Iron Fraudator (Quill Gordon) but really couldn't see it so clearly...I think Roger was afraid you were using bacon strips to snag your trout there or, heaven forbid!, Berkley's Power Bait...I think his heart was palpitating there for a moment or two! He's breathing easier now, no doubt!

Spence



Good luck this evening!

"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
Athurart09
Posts: 1
Athurart09 on Sep 13, 2010September 13th, 2010, 2:34 pm EDT
Good catch! And welcome to the forum.

Keystoner
Keystoner's profile picture
Eugene, OR - formerly Eastern PA

Posts: 145
Keystoner on Jan 30, 2011January 30th, 2011, 1:17 pm EST
Indeed, very nice fish! Noticed you've got an LL Bean rod in the photo. How do you like that thing?? I ask because I just noticed the rods at my local LL bean store. They seem reasonable, but just hoping for some feed back since you apparently uses one. Thanks!
"Out into the cool of the evening, strolls the Pretender. He knows that all his hopes and dreams, begin and end there." -JB

Quick Reply

Related Discussions

Topic
Replies
Last Reply
6
Jan 12, 2011
by PaulRoberts
1
Apr 18, 2010
by Jmd123
2
May 29, 2010
by Bobbyg
2
May 23, 2009
by Wbranch
Troutnut.com is copyright © 2004-2024 (email Jason). privacy policy