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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.

Artistic view of a Perlodidae (Springflies and Yellow Stones) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to lead to Couplet 35 of the Key to Genera of Perlodidae Nymphs and the genus Isoperla, but I'm skeptical that's correct based on the general look. I need to get it under the microscope to review several choices in the key, and it'll probably end up a different Perlodidae.
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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Rgiffin
Auburn, WA

Posts: 5
Rgiffin on Apr 6, 2008April 6th, 2008, 8:00 am EDT
Recipe - Western March Brown Mayfly Dun

Hook - Large Umbrella
Thread - Light Brown
Abdomen - Hare's Ear Plus Dubbin Rusty Orange
Abdomen overlay - Pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing - Light brown thread
Tail - Moose mane fibers
Hackle - Whiting brown figure-8 wrapped
Wing - Slate Gray CDC (doubled)

You can see this pattern at http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/showthread.php?t=47373
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