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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.

Female Paraleptophlebia (Blue Quills) Mayfly Dun Pictures

I hadn't seen an intact adult mayfly to catch all day, when suddenly I saw this Paraleptophlebia dun flying six inches in front of my face and nabbed it with my hand without even thinking. It has some sort of bright debris on it that probably comes from placing it in a transport container that hadn't been cleaned recently enough.

This mayfly was collected from Mystery Creek #250 in Washington on July 28th, 2019 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on July 29th, 2019.

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