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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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Lepidostoma podagrum (Little Brown Sedge) Caddisfly Larva Pictures

This egg packet was dropped from the specimen with the severely foreshortened abdomen in the other photo series. It's amazing how much abdominal length is given up in this process. The egg packet looked black in the hand.

This caddisfly was collected from the Fall River in California on May 12th, 2011 and added to Troutnut.com by Entoman on December 14th, 2011.

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Lepidostoma podagrum (Little Brown Sedge) Caddisfly Larva Pictures

Collection details
Location: Fall River, California
Date: May 12th, 2011
Added to site: December 14th, 2011
Author: Entoman
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