Pictures of the Day: Hexed Brown Trout


Written by: Phil Monahan

Outfitter Dave Jensen of Fly Fish Alberta sent us these pictures to demonstrate how great this year’s hatches have been on the Red Deer River. “Believe it or not, the Hexes are still hatching here!” he writes.

Hex Brown Trout 1

When huge Hexagenia mayflies start hatching, big brown trout feast on the giant bugs.

photo by Dave Jensen

Hex Brown Trout 3

Hexagenia limbata nymphal shucks on the water after a massive hatch.

photo by Dave Jensen

Hex Brown Trout 2

Amelia Jensen with a Red Deer River brown trout that fell for a skittering caddisfly pattern.

photo by Dave Jensen

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