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Hex Nymph

Hex Cripple Foam Dun Hex Adult
Mark's Hex Emerger Ultralight Dun
Hex Hatch Matcher Flies.
Hex hatches are big trout food.  Hex's  are to our local lakes what Salmon Flies are to the Deschutes River.  They have the power to bring the largest trout to 
This trout gobbled a Mark's Hexagenia, Emerger/Cripple. the surface where they can be caught on dry flies. Hex on the Radar

There are four stages of this hatch that the angler should be aware of: nymph, emerger, dun and spinner.

Hex nymphs can start leaving their burrows as early as 7:00 in the evening and a nymph fished along the bottom can get some strikes. Major feeding activity at the surface is the last hour at dark.
More about Hexagenia Hatches

Hexagenia are the largest may flies which occur in the Northwest. Their nymphs burrow into silt of pure lakes. These hatches occur late June to early August.
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Hex photo from: Hatch Guide For Lakes by Jim Schollmyer 
Hexagenia photo from "Hatch Guide for Lakes" by Jim Scholmeyer, Click Here for more Information.

 


Hex Nymph
Fish this fly before the hatch and during the early stages of the hatch. It is deadly up to two hours before the hatch if presented with a sinking tip line deep along the bottom. Seems to be best with a slow retrieve right on the bottom as nymphs begin to get restless and peak our of their holes. As the hatch progresses, retrieve your nymph quickly to the surface. Then during the earliest stages of emergence, fish this nymph in the surface film with a floating line. as more insects appear, switch to Mark's Emerger.
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17860 Hex Nymph 6 3 for $7.50

Mark's Hex Emerger
This fly looks like the nymph in the surface film.  the emerging dun is just starting to emerge through a split in the back and the top of the head.  This crude looking fly has proven to be both very effective and extremely durable.  the yellow foam back is easily visible as it supports the rest of the fly which is awash and mostly submerged.  
Developed by Mark Bachmann.

Mark's Hex Emerger

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20575 Mark's Hex Emerger 8 3 for $7.50

Hexagenia Cripple, Quigley's
This fly is designed by Bob Quigley to replicates the activity of the nymph hanging beneath the surface as the dun is first breaking through the back of the shuck. This is a very effective fly during the first part of the hatch.  Grease the top part of the fly only and let the rear 2/3 of the fly dangle below the surface.

Quigley's Hex Cripple

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99100-06 Hexagenia Cripple, Quigley's 6 3 for $7.50
99100-06 Hexagenia Cripple, Quigley's 8 3 for $7.50

Ultralight Hex Dun
This pattern was recently developed By Mike Huffman for the mid-west and is very new to the Pacific Northwest.  We know you are going to like it.

 

Ultralight Hex Dun

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02101-06 Ultralight Hex Dun 6 3 for $7.50
02101-08 Ultralight Hex Dun 8 3 for $7.50

Hexagenia Foam Dun
You wanted a dun pattern that floats high and is extremely easy to see.  Here it is.  This on floats because it is lighter than water, even when it is wet.  Works best on water that have larger varieties of Hex.

Hex Foam Dun

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99105-06 Hexagenia, Foam Dun 6 3 for $8.85
99105-08 Hexagenia, Foam Dun 8 3 for $8.85

Hex Adult, Neally's
A great realistic dry fly  that is easy to see in the low light conditions during the hatch.
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11195 Hex Adult, Nealley's 6 3 for $8.85

More Hex 
Giant Hexagenia Mayflies are a very important part of the food chain in some very special Cascade Mountain Lakes.  Hatches of these big bugs brings the largest trout to the surface.  Because of their 
Lost Lake, Oregon
secretive nocturnal nature, Hex hatches are just now beginning to be understood.  
Hexaginia Limbata...whosa....whata? Are there more than one specie of giant burrowing may fly in our local lakes?  I would seem so.  We have found two distinctly different sizes and at least one color variation.   Some of our local lakes can be fun at dark.   If you want to know more about Hexagenia hatches click here.  

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