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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.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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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Insects from the Chena River

Insects from the Chena River

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Troutnut on Apr 26, 2011April 26th, 2011, 5:28 pm EDT
Anyone want to help ID these bugs? I haven't had time to take a close look at them or run through any keys, but I'm sure some of you will know a more specific classification for some of these.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
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