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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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Drunella grandis (Western Green Drake) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

Ruler view of a Drunella grandis (Ephemerellidae) (Western Green Drake) Mayfly Nymph from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.
Dorsal view of a Drunella grandis (Ephemerellidae) (Western Green Drake) Mayfly Nymph from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington
Ventral view of a Drunella grandis (Ephemerellidae) (Western Green Drake) Mayfly Nymph from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington
Drunella grandis (Ephemerellidae) (Western Green Drake) Mayfly Nymph from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington
Lateral view of a Drunella grandis (Ephemerellidae) (Western Green Drake) Mayfly Nymph from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington

This mayfly was collected from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington on July 4th, 2020 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on July 12th, 2020.


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Drunella grandis (Western Green Drake) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

Collection details
Location: Mystery Creek #249, Washington
Date: July 4th, 2020
Added to site: July 12th, 2020
Author: Troutnut
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