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

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

Lateral view of a Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Early Smoky Wing Sedges

This common name refers to only one family. Click its scientific name to learn more.

Caddisfly Family Apataniidae

These are often called Early Smoky Wing Sedges.
This family contains one sometimes important genus, Apatania.
Apatania (Apataniidae) (Early Smoky Wing Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Jocko River in Montana

Early Smoky Wing Sedges

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