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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.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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 Zapada columbiana (Tiny Winter Black) Stonefly Adult Pictures

This stonefly was collected from the N. Fk Touchet River in Washington on March 26th, 2012 and added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on March 26th, 2012.

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Female Zapada columbiana (Tiny Winter Black) Stonefly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: N. Fk Touchet River, Washington
Date: March 26th, 2012
Added to site: March 26th, 2012
Author: Bnewell
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