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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.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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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Female Siphlonurus quebecensis (Gray Drake) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

This one had some trouble molting out of the dun stage, but I took pictures anyway.

This mayfly was collected from unknown in Wisconsin on May 18th, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25th, 2006.


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Female Siphlonurus quebecensis (Gray Drake) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

Collection details
Location: unknown, Wisconsin
Date: May 18th, 2004
Added to site: January 25th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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