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.
Joakim...You getting excited about your upcoming visit? I'm trying to plan another visit...I'm on a waiting list to go with a group of guys from the Michigan Fly Fishing club, but I'm 3rd or 4th on the standby list...I'm just going to have to just go! The last two times I went I booked something that required a deposit...This forced me to believe I was actually going and I tied the flies and planned the trip.
I once rescued a bat that was floating down the Maple River at night back in my UMBS days. I let him climb on the handle of my rod, then got him safely to the bank. I could only imagine the size of the brown trout that would have gotten him, but he was out there, somewhere...Poor little guy was trying to paddle with its wingtips!
OK, so who's going to tie a BATFLY now? Nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana...BATFLY!!!! (Sorry, couldn't resist)
I was witness to the morning spinner fall of batflies. Fish weren't eating them, but they were eating the few hex that were still around. :)