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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Salmonflies
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 Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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 Paraleptophlebia debilis (Mahogany Dun) Mayfly Dun Pictures

Size: 9mm. These photos really highlight the brown pigmentation of the wing venation, but in the hand the wings look to be a uniform smokey gray. - Entoman

This mayfly was collected from the Fall River in California on October 22nd, 2011 and added to Troutnut.com by Entoman on February 4th, 2012.


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Female Paraleptophlebia debilis (Mahogany Dun) Mayfly Dun Pictures

Collection details
Location: Fall River, California
Date: October 22nd, 2011
Added to site: February 4th, 2012
Author: Entoman
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