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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 Glossosoma (Glossosomatidae) (Little Brown Short-horned Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
I caught this tiny larva without a case, but it seems to key pretty clearly to to Glossosomatidae. From there, the lack of sclerites on the mesonotum points to either Glossosoma or Anagapetus. Although it's difficult to see in a 2D image from the microscope, it's pretty clear in the live 3D view that the pronotum is only excised about 1/3 of its length to accommodate the forecoxa, not 2/3, which points to Glossosoma at Couplet 5 of the Key to Genera of Glossosomatidae Larvae.
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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Martinlf
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Martinlf on Feb 22, 2021February 22nd, 2021, 5:50 am EST
A number of us fish warmwater. With a thorough search you can find bass photos on this site and reports from past bass trips.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Wbranch on Feb 22, 2021February 22nd, 2021, 10:00 am EST
Hello Grayson,

I have much love for smallmouth and if you do a search on this web site you should be able to see me holding really slab smallmouth.

Near the upper right corner is a dialog box with the word Google next to it. Type "smallmouth" in the box and at least three different posts I made with pictures pops up.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Adirman on Mar 12, 2021March 12th, 2021, 12:56 am EST
There’s nothing like having a smaller slam a surface popper ; NO Freshwater species is as aggressive IMHO. Sometimes when I grow tired of the technical aspect of trout and feeling overly frustrated, it’s time to find some good smaller water and have at it !! And pound for pound , nothing fights harder !!
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Jmd123 on Mar 17, 2021March 17th, 2021, 6:17 am EDT
http://www.troutnut.com/topic/9049/Bassnuts

Some of my own personal experiences with fly-rod bass...all a blast! We've got some fine bass country around here, as you can see.

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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Jmd123 on Mar 17, 2021March 17th, 2021, 6:18 am EDT
Oh, and this one too...on a freakin' #12 caddis!

http://www.troutnut.com/topic/9408/Smallmouth-And-a-new-personal-record

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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Adirman on Mar 29, 2021March 29th, 2021, 1:57 am EDT
VERY nice!! Looks like you got a few on poppers too, my favorite way to get em!!

You still rockin the kayak for most of your fishing Bud?
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Jmd123 on Mar 30, 2021March 30th, 2021, 3:29 am EDT
Waiting for the wind to calm down! Yes, the "banana-boat" will be seeing some fish slime this year...not as easy to hoist as it used to be, but I am house-shopping & waterbodies, if even just a pond, are a desirable aspect of the future location...but also Lake Huron at the mouth of the Au Sable River where big salmonids are currently gathering. Bass are definitely on the agenda! Clark's Marsh any day now...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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