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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.

Artistic view of a Perlodidae (Springflies and Yellow Stones) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to lead to Couplet 35 of the Key to Genera of Perlodidae Nymphs and the genus Isoperla, but I'm skeptical that's correct based on the general look. I need to get it under the microscope to review several choices in the key, and it'll probably end up a different Perlodidae.
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 Rhyacophila fuscula (Green Sedges)

This is the most abundant species of Rhyacophila in much of the East, and every stage can be important to trout. The drifting larvae are important in early Spring, and the emergers and egg-laying adults become important in late Spring and early Summer.

Where & when

Time of year : Mid-May to June

In 80 records from GBIF, adults of this species have mostly been collected during June (29%), July (29%), August (16%), May (15%), and September (6%).

In 51 records from GBIF, this species has been collected at elevations ranging from 85 to 4921 ft, with an average (median) of 1901 ft.

Species Range

Specimens of the Caddisfly Species Rhyacophila fuscula

2 Larvae

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References

Caddisfly Species Rhyacophila fuscula (Green Sedges)

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