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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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SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse

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Jjlyon01 on Mar 20, 2008March 20th, 2008, 11:16 am EDT
SUNY ESF every year celebrates Earth Day all week and as part of the festivities we find ways to care for our Mother Earth. This year a few organizations within the school are at the forefront of an Adopt-a-Stream program, including the Fly Fishing club. We are looking for as much help as possible and plan to be on the stream April 26th from 10 until 2. We will be working along Butternut Creek in central New York. If anyone wants to spend some time and lend a hand on Butternut Creek that Saturday afternoon let me know.
"I now walk into the wild"

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