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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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Female Brachycentrus americanus (American Grannom) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

Size 11 mm. Prior to this photo the specimen dropped its large egg mass that was a very dark (almost black) olive sphere almost twice the diameter of the abdomen. Notice the abdomen visible through the wings is both thickened and shortened post egg drop.

This caddisfly was collected from the Fall River in California on October 15th, 2011 and added to Troutnut.com by Entoman on October 21st, 2011.

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Posted by Creno on Oct 21, 2011
Last reply on Oct 21, 2011 by Troutnut
there is a link for the locality however the link does not work. Is it possible to include locality information with the image itself? That way when a link is broke in the future it is still possible to associate the specimen with the location, date, collector, etc.

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Female Brachycentrus americanus (American Grannom) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Fall River, California
Date: October 15th, 2011
Added to site: October 21st, 2011
Author: Entoman
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