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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.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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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Female Siphlonurus autumnalis (Gray Drake) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

This mayfly was collected from Crazy Beaver Spring in Montana on November 30th, 2006 and added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on June 28th, 2011.


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Female Siphlonurus autumnalis (Gray Drake) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

Collection details
Location: Crazy Beaver Spring, Montana
Date: November 30th, 2006
Added to site: June 28th, 2011
Author: Bnewell
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