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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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Dicosmoecus gilvipes (October Caddis) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

This caddisfly was collected from the Touchet River in Washington on September 5th, 2010 and added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on June 27th, 2011.

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October Caddis
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Posted by Gutcutter on Sep 8, 2011
Last reply on Sep 8, 2011 by Sayfu
Is this the same large caddis that hatches in early October in Central PA? I don't recall them being that "orange", but the size is about right.

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Dicosmoecus gilvipes (October Caddis) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Touchet River, Washington
Date: September 5th, 2010
Added to site: June 27th, 2011
Author: Bnewell
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