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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.

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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Updates from June 18, 2010

Updates from June 18, 2010

Closeup insects by Bnewell from the Kwethluk River in Alaska

Ephemerella aurivillii (Ephemerellidae) Mayfly Nymph from the Kwethluk River in Alaska
I have collected this species in Montana but it is very common in Alaska streams.

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