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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 Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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Mystery Creek # 244 in Montana
Mystery Creek # 244 in Montana
Mystery Creek # 244 in Montana
Mystery Creek # 244 in Montana
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jan 1, 2021January 1st, 2021, 2:21 pm EST
Hello Jason,

I stumbled onto your Instagram page by accident. Nice little streams. The initial picture surely looks like Paradise Valley near Livingston.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Troutnut on Jan 4, 2021January 4th, 2021, 6:22 am EST
Thanks. I've been meaning to update my Instagram with some more pictures but it just hasn't been a priority.

I'll send you a private message about this creek -- it's not Paradise Valley.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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