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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.

Dorsal view of a Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
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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Artistic view of a Male Ephemerella invaria (Ephemerellidae) (Sulphur) Mayfly Dun from the Little Juniata River in Pennsylvania
Anttam
eastern Pa

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Anttam on May 19, 2008May 19th, 2008, 2:10 pm EDT
any cdc patterns you nuts know of for Sulfpurs?
looking for a site with instructions or any help
Phishheaduj
north west new jersey/pa

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Phishheaduj on Jan 7, 2009January 7th, 2009, 4:22 am EST
hey eastern pa. if your looking to tie a sulpher with CDC just tie in a cdc parachute instead of the Palmer hackle that most patterns use. check out the book tying small flies, and the site flytyingworld.com, also during a sulpher hatch, you will clean up with a CDC emerger with a CDC nymph. but if your all about drys then go with the first pattern, use a size 18 hook, 16 will probably be to large and will be rejected, also look at very old patterns, in the hub bub of trying to improve things, much has been forgotten.
always learning

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