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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.

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Landscape & scenery photos from the East Branch of the Delaware River

Underwater photos from the East Branch of the Delaware River

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the East Branch of the Delaware River in New York

Male Afghanurus inconspicua  Mayfly Dun
This pretty little dun was part of a sparse midsummer evening hatch on a large Catskill river.

I could not identify it by following a species key step by step, but I tentatively keyed it to the genus Nixe, and based on distribution maps and physical descriptions the most likely species is Nixe inconspicua.
Male Paraleptophlebia (Blue Quills) Mayfly Spinner
I wasn't actually fishing the river where I caught this one. I was just scouting, didn't like the look of the water, and as I was walking back to the car this little dun landed on my vest. Why can't they all be so easy to collect?
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