Header image
Enter a name
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.
Troutnut is a project started in 2003 by salmonid ecologist Jason "Troutnut" Neuswanger to help anglers and fly tyers unabashedly embrace the entomological side of the sport. Learn more about Troutnut or support the project for an enhanced experience here.

Mayfly Genus Dannella

Although Caucci and Nastasi write this genus off as unimportant in Hatches II, and most authors don't mention it at all, there are some who praise the localized hatches of Dannella simplex for providing good fishing.

Where & when

In 24 records from GBIF, adults of this genus have mostly been collected during July (42%), June (29%), August (13%), and April (8%).

In 10 records from GBIF, this genus has been collected at elevations ranging from 3 to 2559 ft, with an average (median) of 1901 ft.

Genus Range

Start a Discussion of Dannella

References

  • Caucci, Al and Nastasi, Bob. 2004. Hatches II. The Lyons Press.

Mayfly Genus Dannella

Taxonomy
Species in Dannella: Dannella simplex
2 species (Dannella lita and Dannella provonshai) aren't included.
Genus Range
Troutnut.com is copyright © 2004-2024 (email Jason). privacy policy