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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
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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Coha on Jan 7, 2021January 7th, 2021, 5:19 am EST
The RS2 or Ray’s Semblance 2 is, in my humble opinion, one of the best fishing flies ever designed. If you haven’t fished with the RS 2, you don’t know what you have been missing.
RS2 fly

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Roguerat on Jan 7, 2021January 7th, 2021, 6:38 am EST
I've tied and fished the RS2, or Rim's Semblance, and its a good fly...I'd agree IMHO that Rim Chung is a great tyer and his patterns are well worth trying.

Anyway, a late Happy New Year to all, and sadly I haven't been on the water since October? something due to lots of requests and patient clients in my woodworking side-job; I'm sort of retired but not so much lately.


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