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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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Lancaster County ,Pa.

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Backwodzboy on May 18, 2008May 18th, 2008, 2:57 pm EDT
I have flyfished for about 7 years. I have been to "The Run" at boiling springs a handfull of times. I reciently have taken an intrest in this litle creek even though its hard to figure out what flys to use. I was wondering if any of you vetrians could help me out with this tricky little stream. Thanks
lookin for the big ones! (practice catch & release)
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"Bear Swamp," PA

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GONZO on May 18, 2008May 18th, 2008, 6:19 pm EDT
Backwodz--use the website search and click on the thread entitled "letort, breeches, or big spring."
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on May 19, 2008May 19th, 2008, 1:47 pm EDT
And when you do, especially look for John W's and Gonzo's fly suggestions. Gonzo knows the run better than anyone else I know. Best of luck.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Potter County, PA

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SlateDrake9 on May 20, 2008May 20th, 2008, 2:15 pm EDT
If you can't get them on a BHPT (size 16-20), go home.
Fishing with bait is like swearing in church.
-- Slate Drake

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