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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.

Dorsal view of a Limnephilidae (Giant Sedges) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive ID.
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 April 6, 2012

Updates from April 6, 2012

Closeup insects by Bnewell from the Touchet River in Washington

Male Ameletus vernalis (Ameletidae) (Brown Dun) Mayfly Spinner from the Touchet River in Washington

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Seatrout
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Seatrout on Apr 16, 2012April 16th, 2012, 3:46 am EDT
This is a really nice picture, probably looks a bit more tasty for the trout..

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