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Fly anglers live for the "hatches" when trout erupt in a feeding frenzy over the mass emergence aquatic insects from the river's surface. In these moments, trout can become so focused on one specific type of prey that they will pursue only a skillful imitation. Anglers who study aquatic insects to meet this challenge find that they're as captivating as the fish themselves. Every species has its own story, its own personality. We cross paths with these characters at the climax of a perennial drama of life and death, and--as with any great drama or sport--every play means so much more when we know the players inside and out. It's not just about catching fish. It's about knowing the stream and loving everything in it.

Troutnut.com's aquatic insect encyclopedia is a guide to these players and their stories. Read about the behavior of each species and view thousands of closeup photos, or join the fly fishing forum to meet other devotees of the world's healthiest addiction. You can learn the basics of mayflies, caddisflies, or stoneflies. Or dive into the details of storied species like the Hendrickson hatch and the Hex hatch.

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The blog posts below describe every update ever added to Troutnut.com by myself (Troutnut) and other contributors, along with occasional other thoughts and stories from my adventures in fishing, hunting, research, and travel in Alaska and beyond.

Updates from September 17, 2020

Updates from September 12, 2020

Updates from September 10, 2020

Photos by Troutnut from the Foss River and the South Fork Skykomish River in Washington

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the Foss River in Washington

Male Perlidae (Golden Stones) Stonefly AdultMale Perlidae (Golden Stones) Stonefly Adult View 15 PicturesI found this stonefly on some streamside vegetation. I didn't see any in the air in several hours of fishing.
Collected September 10, 2020 from the Foss River in Washington
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on September 19, 2020

Updates from September 9, 2020

Photos by Troutnut from the Green River in Washington

 From the Green River in Washington.
LocationGreen River
Date TakenSep 9, 2020
Date AddedSep 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From the Green River in Washington.
LocationGreen River
Date TakenSep 9, 2020
Date AddedSep 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From the Green River in Washington.
LocationGreen River
Date TakenSep 9, 2020
Date AddedSep 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1

Updates from September 5, 2020

Photos by Troutnut from Silver Creek in Idaho

 From Silver Creek in Idaho.
StateIdaho
LocationSilver Creek
Date TakenSep 5, 2020
Date AddedSep 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraiPhone XS
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