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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Pteronarcys californica

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

Lateral view of a Clostoeca disjuncta (Limnephilidae) (Northern Caddisfly) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one was surprisingly straightforward to identify. The lack of a sclerite at the base of the lateral hump narrows the field quite a bit, and the other options followed fairly obvious characteristics to Clostoeca, which only has one species, Clostoeca disjuncta.
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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We are a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to preserving America’s flyfishing heritage, teaching its future generations of flyfishers, and protecting its flyfishing environment. We carry out this mission by operating a museum, an education center and, in the near future, an environmental research center. We seek to increase public awareness of the values of fly fishing, prime among which is respect for the natural environment. We provide a meeting place for anglers to share their ideas and experiences, improve their skills, and enhance their enjoyment of the sport of fly fishing.

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