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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.

Lateral view of a Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Caudatella hystrix Mayfly Nymph Pictures

This is a widely distributed species in western Montana but never abundant. Note the length of the middle tail, a key to the identification of this genus.

This mayfly was collected from Many streams in Montana on July 5th, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on June 26th, 2011.


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Caudatella hystrix Mayfly Nymph Pictures

Collection details
Location: Many streams, Montana
Date: July 5th, 2007
Added to site: June 26th, 2011
Author: Bnewell
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