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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.

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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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Apr 14, 2021April 14th, 2021, 2:47 pm EDT
Hi Camphammer,

It's nice to hear from you. Where are you? Since you mention you saw a whitefish I'm assuming you live in the Rocky Mountains. Wyoming, Colorado, Montana am I close? It is possible but highly unlikely that a spring creek entering another clean and larger river would only have one species of fish. Try fishing it, try nymphs and look for any rising fish. If you see some rises maybe they are trout.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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