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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.

Dorsal view of a Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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 Cinygmula mimus Mayfly Spinner Pictures

Male Cinygmula mimus spinner trapped in its subimago skin, a cripple??

This mayfly was collected from the Touchet River in Washington on June 3rd, 2012 and added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on June 5th, 2012.


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Male Cinygmula mimus Mayfly Spinner Pictures

Collection details
Location: Touchet River, Washington
Date: June 3rd, 2012
Added to site: June 5th, 2012
Author: Bnewell
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