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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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Chimarra (Little Black Sedge) Caddisfly Larva Pictures

This caddisfly was collected from unknown in Wisconsin on March 1st, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25th, 2006.

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Identification: Chimarra
Posted by Litobrancha on Sep 23, 2006
Last reply on Sep 23, 2006 by Litobrancha
This is a chimarra larvae. note the asymmetrical notch in the frontoclypeus (near the mandibles). the beautiful yellow color goes away in alcohol!

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Chimarra (Little Black Sedge) Caddisfly Larva Pictures

Collection details
Location: unknown, Wisconsin
Date: March 1st, 2004
Added to site: January 25th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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