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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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Caddisfly Species Pycnopsyche scabripennis (Great Autumn Brown Sedges)

Where & when

This species is relevant in parts of the Catskills.

In 32 records from GBIF, adults of this species have been collected during August (50%), September (19%), July (19%), and October (13%).

In 10 records from GBIF, this species has been collected at elevations ranging from 285 to 12631 ft, with an average (median) of 1319 ft.

Species Range

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References

Caddisfly Species Pycnopsyche scabripennis (Great Autumn Brown Sedges)

Taxonomy
Species Range
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