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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.

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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Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

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CaseyP on Nov 22, 2007November 22nd, 2007, 12:42 am EST
"Today is the day that we celebrate having enough to eat by eating as much as we possibly can" is how our daughters describe this day. i also give thanks for streams and trout, Jason's site, the educational and entertaining posts on it, and the friends discovered here. Happy Thanksgiving!
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
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Wellsville, NY

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Softhackle on Nov 22, 2007November 22nd, 2007, 2:14 am EST
I echo your sentiments, Casey. I hope everyone will have a great day, with good food, family and friends.

"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

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Oregon Coast

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Flybinder on Nov 22, 2007November 22nd, 2007, 8:11 am EST
A HAPPY THANKSGIVING, to everyone on the site!
This is a great time to stop and be thankful for all the free things we are given in life. Not those things;"We're lucky enough to afford", but rather things like that one special fishing trip we were able to make, this past year. That perfect cast, we really believed we couldn't make,(and made the hook up, because of it!).

My neighbor and fishing partner, are always thankful this particular holiday too, because Henry H.and I get our winter tying supply of turkey flats, quills, etc. free too!
"You should'a been here, NEXT week,the fishing's great!"
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Nov 23, 2007November 23rd, 2007, 3:30 am EST
Well, full of turkey, I sit here and am glad to see the good will. And some exciting reports of fish running in the tribs. Tight lines to all who can fish now, and happy planning to those looking to the spring with winter tying and rigging.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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