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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.

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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Tripwire on Apr 26, 2008April 26th, 2008, 2:47 pm EDT
For the last 20 plus years I have used a Heddon 310, I also have a Heddon 320. Can anyone tell me anything about these 2 reels, what WT rod and line are they used with, I cant find anything of the web about these reels? My 16 yr daughter want to start fly fishing and I want to set-up a rod for her. thanks!
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Taxon on Apr 26, 2008April 26th, 2008, 3:34 pm EDT

They look like very nice vintage reels. I found the following photo of Heddon 300, 310, and 320. My guess is that the 320 would have been for a 7 weight rod, the 310 for a 5-6 weight rod, and the 300 for a 4 weight rod. Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
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Wbranch on Apr 26, 2008April 26th, 2008, 4:42 pm EDT
If they are Heddon's they must have been manufactured as Hardy Lightweight Series knockoffs. In sizes they resemble the Featherweight, LRH, and Princess.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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