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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Pteronarcys californica

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

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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Cambaridae Crayfish Adult Pictures

This crayfish was collected from unknown in Wisconsin on January 31st, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25th, 2006.

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Posted by Flytyer0423 on Apr 6, 2010
Last reply on May 6, 2010 by Dryfly
what size hook should i use for imitating these. size 10 streamer?
Posted by DMM on Nov 29, 2006
Last reply on Nov 29, 2006 by DMM
Definitely Cambaridae, most likely Orconectes--the first pleopod is needed for positive ID

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Cambaridae Crayfish Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: unknown, Wisconsin
Date: January 31st, 2004
Added to site: January 25th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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