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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 Skwala (Perlodidae) (Large Springfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This Skwala nymph still has a couple months left to go before hatching, but it's still a good representative of its species, which was extremely abundant in my sample for a stonefly of this size. It's obvious why the Yakima is known for its Skwala hatch.
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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Argia Damselfly Nymph Pictures

This damselfly was collected from the Jocko River in Montana on March 5th, 2005 and added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on June 28th, 2011.


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Argia Damselfly Nymph Pictures

Collection details
Location: Jocko River, Montana
Date: March 5th, 2005
Added to site: June 28th, 2011
Author: Bnewell
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