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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 Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
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 Jan 22, 2008January 22nd, 2008, 4:18 am EST
Hey, if you missed the first swap and want to give it a try, post here. I'll contact folks with my address in a few weeks and participants can send me their flies. I'll sort and send them so everyone gets some new patterns to look at.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Jjlyon01
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse

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Jjlyon01 on Jan 22, 2008January 22nd, 2008, 8:16 am EST
I'd really like to get in on something like this after reading all the posts from the last one. Unfortunately, I have very little skill at tying flies at the moment and need to hone my skills. Maybe after a few weeks I will have found a pattern I have mastered and not feel too guilty about swapping with fellows like yourself.
"I now walk into the wild"

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