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Salmonflies
Pteronarcys californica

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

Mayfly Species Paraleptophlebia guttata (Blue Quill)

This species often hatches together with Paraleptophlebia mollis and Paraleptophlebia strigula.

Where & when

Time of year : June through August

Hatching behavior

Time of day : Morning

Habitat: Fast water

The emerged duns rest on the surface for a while before taking flight.

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