Fishing Flies: Hex Strategies

June 23, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Rob Streeter talks about strategies for fishing the massive hexagenia limbata hatches that have begun on northeastern U.S. lakes. “In terms of fishing strategy, start out with a sinking line fishing down several feet during the period when the fish are hitting the nymphs as they leave the bottom muck. As the hatch progresses, switch to a floating line and fish a nymph just underneath the surface. Finally, switch to a dry fly as they start rising.” In the Albany, New York Times Union.