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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.

Dorsal view of a Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
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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Mystacides sepulchralis (Black Dancer) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

I captured this small caddisfly from one of many dense mating swarms under overhanging alder trees in a slow stretch of the river. There were localized rises of trout under the swarms.

This caddisfly was collected from the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin on July 29th, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25th, 2006.

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Identification: Mystacides
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Posted by Litobrancha on Sep 23, 2006
Last reply on Sep 24, 2006 by Troutnut
mystacides. note the folded tent like posterior portion of the wings.

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Mystacides sepulchralis (Black Dancer) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Bois Brule River, Wisconsin
Date: July 29th, 2004
Added to site: January 25th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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