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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 Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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LittleJ
Hollidaysburg Pa

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LittleJ on Feb 27, 2008February 27th, 2008, 2:27 pm EST
Does any one know much about this stream, I fished it once about 9 years ago but it was a brief visit. I was hoping some one could pass some info on spring hatches, and maybe an area that is worth seeing. (upper, lower, or middle will suffice I don't expect any one to broadcast a favorite hole).
Thanks
jeff
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Troutnut on Feb 27, 2008February 27th, 2008, 3:44 pm EST
Does any one know much about this stream


Yes.

(Just not me.)

I'll let the people who know the stream speak up if they want to.
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Feb 28, 2008February 28th, 2008, 10:23 am EST
Jeff, I'll PM you some information. It's easily accessible as a road goes along it. Tough stream at times!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Kroil
Coastal NJ

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Kroil on Feb 28, 2008February 28th, 2008, 10:32 am EST
I'll give you a tip when the fishing gets tough there:

CheezWiz and tiny treblehooks.

Fished dry.
When I found the skull in the woods, the first thing I did was call the police. But then I got curious about it. I picked it up, and started wondering who this person was, and why he had deer horns. - Jack Handey

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Chambersburg, PA

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JOHNW on Feb 28, 2008February 28th, 2008, 12:05 pm EST
Jeff,
You wanna fish I'll hit the water there with you.

Some free advice to any and all who want it (call it kiss and tell if you like):
If she is running bank full break out the nymphs.
Consider her a small version of Penns and about a week behind bug wise.
Watch the skinny water as you might be surprised at what lives there.
Look outside the regs in the "non-blueribbon" water.
Watch out for buzzbirds they are might thick in those parts.
JW
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
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Martinlf on Feb 28, 2008February 28th, 2008, 12:55 pm EST
Good tips, John. I'll never fault you for general info. like this, even on a widely viewed board. Perhaps you, Jeff, and I should plan a trip in the coming weeks. It'd be great to fish with the both of you. --Louis
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
LittleJ
Hollidaysburg Pa

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LittleJ on Feb 28, 2008February 28th, 2008, 3:12 pm EST
I would love to meet up for a day on the streams. Please pm me when you would like to come up ,and i will do my best to request some time off from the "boss"
jeff
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Alexandria Pa

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JAD on Feb 29, 2008February 29th, 2008, 5:45 am EST
Hi guys
If you decide to do this after April, I would like to join you guys.
Hard to find better company.

John

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cock’s wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
JOHNW
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Chambersburg, PA

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JOHNW on Feb 29, 2008February 29th, 2008, 8:19 am EST
Louis,
John D,
Jeff,
Name the time and place once mid april hits my wife becomes pretty lienient as long as the grass is cut and the garbage goes out to the curb.

I have to say that Penns and BFC are probably my two favorite PA streams on the grounds of setting. The fishing is often a bonus.
Good company can only enhance the outing.

JW
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn

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