Hexagenia Mayfly Patterns

Hexagenia Mayfly Patterns that you can tie.

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Hexagenia Mayflies are very easy to identify. They hatch late in the evening and they are huge. In most lakes they average over 2" long although in some lakes they have been observe as small as 1 1/2".  In all stages they are pale yellow with medium brown markings.  
The Nymphs burrow into the silty bottoms of some lakes and very slow moving streams.  They are one of the few may fly nymphs that eat other insects.  Lake margins are the best places to locate Hex burrows, but emergence can occur from depths of 40' or more. 
 When Hexagenias hatch the big fish are on the prowl.
More Information on Hexagina Hatches with Pictures.

Hex Nymph
Tier: Brian Silvey
Hook: TMC 200R, #4
Thread: light yellow 6/0
Tail: 3 brown dyed ostrich herl
Abdomen: light yellow Hare-tron
Gills: (in 3 sets) root beer dyed marabou
Wing Case: large clump of pheasant tail fibers to form shell back
Thorax: light yellow Hare-tron
Legs: ends of wing case fibers split pulled back for legs
Head: light yellow Hare-tron with black mini plastic eyes
Hex Emerger
Tier: Mark Bachmann

Hook: TMC 200R, #8
Thread: light yellow 6/0
Tail: Brown Hi-Vis body length to form part of trailing shuck
Abdomen: light yellow Hare-tron
Rib: fine brown V-rib
Wing: 4 CDC feathers 1/2 body length
Legs:  dyed Wood Duck mallard flank fibers
Thorax: light yellow Hare-tron, short
Head: light yellow Hare-tron with black mini plastic eyes
Hex Paradrake
Tier: Mark Bachmann

Hook: TMC 100, #8
Thread: light yellow 6/0
Tail & Abdomen: Mallard breast feather dyed Wood Duck, with fibers on the front part to 
         form the abdomen and the center of rear part clipped to form the forked tail
Wing: the ends of the abdomen fiber drawn up into a parachute clump or 4 CDC feathers
Thorax: light yellow Hare-tron
Hackle: light ginger, parachute style
Hex Spinner
Tier: Mark Bachmann

Hook: TMC 100, #8
Thread: light yellow 6/0
Tail: 3 yellow Micro Fibettes
Abdomen: 50 pound braided monofilament colored with yellow marker, tied as extended body
Wing: clear super hair, tied spent wing
Thorax: light yellow Hare-tron
Legs: dyed yellow grizzly hackle
Head: light yellow Hare-tron with black mini plastic eyes

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