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Salmonflies
Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

Updates from August 5, 2005

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the Teal River in Wisconsin

Female Hexagenia atrocaudata (Late Hex) Mayfly Dun
I found this lone Hexagenia atrocaudata dun fluttering by herself on the surface of a small, still stretch of river one evening as I paddled home from fishing for smallmouths in the warm August weather.
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