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Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

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Male Cinygma dimicki (Western Light Cahill) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

A couple days earlier I caught a male spinner of this species with some wing damage and missing tails, so I went back to the same pool try to get one more intact. This one has some leg damage, but between the two specimens you can get an idea what the whole insect looked like. There were small clouds of Cinygma dimicki spinners again over the same two small, specific locations in the pool, which is an interesting testament to how repeatably they choose their ideal mating habitat. I was able to capture this one and a female.

This mayfly was collected from the Cedar River in Washington on July 2nd, 2021 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on July 4th, 2021.

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Male Cinygma dimicki (Western Light Cahill) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

Collection details
Location: Cedar River, Washington
Date: July 2nd, 2021
Added to site: July 4th, 2021
Author: Troutnut
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