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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.

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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Attenella margarita (Little Western Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

Notes from the microscope on the ID: Maxillary palp is present, distinctly 2-segmented, but very small. Gills on segment 4-7. This specimen has some unfortunate damage to the abdomen, but it's the only one I found in my sample.

This mayfly was collected from the East Fork Big Lost River in Idaho on August 3rd, 2020 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on August 19th, 2020.


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Attenella margarita (Little Western Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

Collection details
Location: East Fork Big Lost River, Idaho
Date: August 3rd, 2020
Added to site: August 19th, 2020
Author: Troutnut
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