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

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Failed attempt at the Ruby

Failed attempt at the Ruby

By Troutnut on July 8th, 2019
I tried for a couple hours to fish the Ruby River at a public fishing access site below the reservoir, but nothing was happening. The water was pretty high and off-color, probably thanks to recent thunderstorms. I don't think I even found a strike, but I did collect a couple good bugs.

Photos by Troutnut from the Ruby River in Montana

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the Ruby River in Montana

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