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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.

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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Male Tricorythodes (Trico) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

I collected these males about 9:30 AM, air temp. about 68 degrees F. The males were flying about 3 ft above the stream flying up and down the stream rather than the typical vertical swarm you see with most mayfly males. The males are black and the females are a green color due to the eggs they are carrying. They do not live very long which is typical for small bodied mayflies. They do not fly during windy conditions. I suspect these are Tricorythodes minutus.

This mayfly was collected from the Touchet River in Washington on August 12th, 2011 and added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on August 12th, 2011.

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Male Tricorythodes (Trico) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

Collection details
Location: Touchet River, Washington
Date: August 12th, 2011
Added to site: August 12th, 2011
Author: Bnewell
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