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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 24, 2006

Closeup insects by Troutnut from Enfield Creek in New York

Female Procloeon (Tiny Sulphur Duns) Mayfly Dun
This dun of a fairly large Baetidae species was one of only a couple I saw all evening.
Female Perlesta (Golden Stones) Stonefly Adult
This stonefly species was the most common insect over the small stream I fished one August afternoon; I saw dozens in their egg-laying flights.
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