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Salmonflies
Pteronarcys californica

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

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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