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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.

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Photos by Troutnut from Eighteenmile Creek in Wisconsin

Eighteenmile Creek From Eighteenmile Creek in Wisconsin.
Eighteenmile Creek
Date TakenSep 8, 2019
Date AddedSep 14, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1

Updates from September 4, 2019

Photos by Troutnut from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin

My parents fishing the lower Namekagon for smallmouths with Wendy from the Hayward Fly Fishing Company. From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
My parents fishing the lower Namekagon for smallmouths with Wendy from the Hayward Fly Fishing Company.
Date TakenSep 4, 2019
Date AddedSep 14, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
Date TakenSep 4, 2019
Date AddedSep 14, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
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