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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.

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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Beautiful Rainbow caught on gold stonefly imitation.
Another rainbow
Brown caught on light cahill
One of my favorite fishing holes
Conyers, GA and Lehighton, PA

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Clong89 on Apr 7, 2008April 7th, 2008, 3:32 am EDT
I mainly fish the head waters of the Pohopoco starting right from where it enters Beltzville. I have found it to be very tough fishing, but when you catch one it's a fighter. I assume they are wild trout since I didn't think rainbows were stocked. Overall it's great fishing once you find the hatch and even if you don't catch it's great being out there.
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Wbranch on Apr 7, 2008April 7th, 2008, 3:45 am EDT
What is wrong with the rainbow's dorsal fin? Is it clipped or is it just the picture?
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Funky Town, USA

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Swimdude on Apr 7, 2008April 7th, 2008, 1:31 pm EDT
Yeah...the rainbow's dorsal fin does look a bit funky. I would have to say this is a terrible catch...
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Wbranch on Apr 9, 2008April 9th, 2008, 4:55 pm EDT
No, it is actually a very pretty and chunky rainbow but with a goofy looking dorsal.
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GONZO on Apr 9, 2008April 9th, 2008, 5:05 pm EDT
Matt, don't take the bait. If you check Swimdude's home page, you'll see that he's just "one of those." That rainbow looks like it may have escaped a mink encounter.

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