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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.

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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Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult Pictures

One of the only real benefits I've got from my rearing aquarium so far is that I've had quite a variety of midges emerge, giving me a chance to photograph these fragile little insects which are otherwise really hard to transport in photogenic form. This one recovered from being gassed and flew away before I could photograph it on the ruler, but it was very small, around 1.5mm.

Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult from Mystery Creek #62 in New York
Lateral view of a Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult from Mystery Creek #62 in New York
Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult from Mystery Creek #62 in New York
Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult from Mystery Creek #62 in New York
Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult from Mystery Creek #62 in New York
Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult from Mystery Creek #62 in New York
Dorsal view of a Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult from Mystery Creek #62 in New York

This true fly was collected from Mystery Creek #62 in New York on April 23rd, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 25th, 2007.

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Cultivating Chronomidae
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Posted by Gatruk on Jan 29, 2010
Last reply on Jan 30, 2010 by Taxon
I am searching to find effective ways of cultivating chronomidaes, what kind of best cheap an effective medium that I should use , what are there lifecycles . lifespans an their behaviors. Thanks for letting me to join the forum.

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Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Mystery Creek #62, New York
Date: April 23rd, 2007
Added to site: April 25th, 2007
Author: Troutnut
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