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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Pteronarcys californica

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

27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Fishing Trip Reports

Fishing Trip Reports

Chasing gold in the high country

An August adventure backpacking into some alpine lakes with my wife to chase Cutthroat and Golden Trout. The mystical Goldens were again full of surprises.

Golden trout adventure in the Cascades

Washington stocks the elusive golden trout in certain remote, hard-to-reach high lakes throughout the Cascades. I set out this weekend to find one.

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