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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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Triaenodes Caddisfly Adult Pictures

This caddisfly was collected from unknown in Wisconsin on August 7th, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25th, 2006.

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Re: Identification
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Posted by Litobrancha on Sep 5, 2006
Last reply on Sep 5, 2006 by Troutnut
oops i meant triaenodes.
Identification
Posted by Litobrancha on Sep 5, 2006
Last reply on Sep 5, 2006 by Litobrancha
Looks like Nectopsyche, probly a female. Both sexes have amazing naughty bits and there are a lot of species.

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Triaenodes Caddisfly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: unknown, Wisconsin
Date: August 7th, 2004
Added to site: January 25th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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