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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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Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult Pictures

This is a small cranefly species.

This true fly 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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crane fly?
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Posted by Manny on Jun 9, 2007
Last reply on Jun 10, 2007 by Invicta
I was fly fishing a tailwater in Indiana when I noticed a {hatch} of what I thought were sulfers(dorothea,invaria). But after further inspection they had the makup of a crane fly and also were a pale yellowish color. Could this be a crane fly species?

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Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult Pictures

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