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Pteronarcys californica

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

Male Epeorus (Little Maryatts) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

This spinner and hundreds of others like it were dancing over the road through a very narrow valley carved by a tiny, steep tributary of the trout stream I was fishing. I got strange looks from a few passers-by, standing around on the road with a butterfly net...

This mayfly was collected from Unnamed trib of Factory Brook along 42a in New York on May 9th, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on May 18th, 2007.

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