The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.
They are often seen over the water when they are doing nothing more than flying around.
Also, this is what I would call an "immature" pupa. The wingpads of caddis pupae darken to nearly black as the enclosed adults near emerging. The darkening is the developing adult wing inside the pupal wing pad. The ultimate coloration of the adult wing is not very apparent in most pupal wing pads as the majority of the adult wing coloration comes from the color/position of the adult wing hairs and setae. But dark pupal wingpads are a good indication that the emergence will occur very soon, likely that day or so, and that the adult parts are sufficiently developed within the pupae to make a species determination from the specimen, particularly if it is a male.
|Family in Trichoptera|
|ApataniidaeEarly Smoky Wing Sedges||3||16|
|BrachycentridaeApple Caddis and Grannoms||9||88|
|LepidostomatidaeLittle Brown Sedges||10||49|