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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 Limnephilidae (Giant Sedges) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive ID.
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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Milton, DE

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Flybyknight on Feb 7, 2008February 7th, 2008, 7:54 am EST
Anyone going to Greg Hoover's class on 23 Feb.?

Lightly on the dimpling eddy fling;
the hypocritic fly's unruffled wing.
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Feb 8, 2008February 8th, 2008, 3:31 am EST
I just got my FFP Catalog and considered it. I'd have to see what kind of time is available and if there are any slots left by the time I make up my mind. I may have to play my out of town for a while card the next week steelheading, so that factors in as well. I've heard very good things about Greg, and do hope to take one of his classes at some point, though.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

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Pleasant Gap, PA

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Shawnny3 on Feb 8, 2008February 8th, 2008, 9:53 am EST
I taught Greg's daughter chemistry a few years back. I tried to contact him to let him know about this site, thinking he would really enjoy it, but he never got back to me. I've heard from others that he's a busy man and I ought not to take the lack of a response personally. I'd definitely like to meet him at some point.

Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
Hollidaysburg Pa

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LittleJ on Feb 8, 2008February 8th, 2008, 12:51 pm EST
He is doing a bunch off different classes for TCO as well, most classes i believe are with george daniel. I've never met greg hoover, but I know george is a great guy, good teacher, and his fly fishing credentials speak for themselves. I think the tco classes cover one hatch per class w/ both streamside and classroom stuff. I think while typing this I may have talked myself into hitting one up myself.

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