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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 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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Chloroperlidae (Sallfly) Stonefly Adult Pictures

Lateral view of a Chloroperlidae (Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from Mystery Creek #227 in Montana
Dorsal view of a Chloroperlidae (Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from Mystery Creek #227 in Montana
Ventral view of a Chloroperlidae (Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from Mystery Creek #227 in Montana
Ruler marks are 1/16 inch. It's a tiny stonefly.

Ruler view of a Chloroperlidae (Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from Mystery Creek #227 in Montana The smallest ruler marks are 1/16".

This stonefly was collected from Mystery Creek #227 in Montana on August 22nd, 2018 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on June 13th, 2019.


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Chloroperlidae (Sallfly) Stonefly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Mystery Creek #227, Montana
Date: August 22nd, 2018
Added to site: June 13th, 2019
Author: Troutnut
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