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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.

Lateral view of a Female Sweltsa borealis (Chloroperlidae) (Boreal Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from Harris Creek in Washington
I was not fishing, but happened to be at an unrelated social event on a hill above this tiny creek (which I never even saw) when this stonefly flew by me. I assume it came from there. Some key characteristics are tricky to follow, but process of elimination ultimately led me to Sweltsa borealis. It is reassuringly similar to this specimen posted by Bob Newell years ago. It is also so strikingly similar to this nymph from the same river system that I'm comfortable identifying that nymph from this adult. I was especially pleased with the closeup photo of four mites parasitizing this one.
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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JAD
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JAD on Mar 24, 2008March 24th, 2008, 11:14 am EDT
Ok I must be stupid or something.Thanks for letting me off the hook Louis Ha Ha .

Today W Branch tried to explain to me how to post with Photobucket. Not a very good outcome.Im sure its not the teacher.

Could some buddy please try to explain to me how to post pictures on the site----Life is not like a box of candy I seam to know what usually comes:) opps I think I stepped in it again.

Thanks
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,
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Troutnut on Mar 24, 2008March 24th, 2008, 12:23 pm EDT
You don't need to use photobucket. In fact, it's best if you don't. Instead you can just upload the pictures straight to this site when you post in the photography or fishing reports section.

Just write a new post here in the photography section, click "save and add pictures" instead of "submit post," and you'll see a form that's hopefully pretty intuitive to let you upload pictures.

They'll load a lot faster and show up bigger that way than if you go with Photobucket.
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Wbranch on Mar 24, 2008March 24th, 2008, 12:50 pm EDT
I'll surely prefer to upload directly to the site rather tha going through Photobucket. There I have to open that site, locate my albums and upload them, then highlight the picture I want, capture it in "Copy", come back to Troutnut, open my document, and click "Paste".

Then repeat almost all those steps for every picture.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
JAD
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Alexandria Pa

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JAD on Mar 24, 2008March 24th, 2008, 1:21 pm EDT
So are you saying I can"t add a picture to this post I have to start a new post?

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,

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