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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 Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
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

Lateral view of a Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Dorsal view of a Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Ruler view of a Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania

This true fly was collected from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania on May 29th, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on June 4th, 2007.

Discussions of this Adult

What size hook for imitating crane fly?
16 replies
Posted by Aceubanks on Feb 25, 2010
Last reply on Mar 2, 2010 by Martinlf
What size should an imitation be?

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Tipulidae (Crane Fly) True Fly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Brodhead Creek, Pennsylvania
Date: May 29th, 2007
Added to site: June 4th, 2007
Author: Troutnut
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