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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 Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
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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Hydropsyche occidentalis (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

Dave Ruiter identified this specimen from pictures as Hydropsyche occidentalis.

This caddisfly was collected from the Madison River in Montana on June 30th, 2019 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on July 17th, 2019.


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Hydropsyche occidentalis (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Madison River, Montana
Date: June 30th, 2019
Added to site: July 17th, 2019
Author: Troutnut
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