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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 Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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Freepow
menomonie, WI

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Freepow on Jun 5, 2008June 5th, 2008, 5:44 pm EDT
I browsed through the insect pictures but I am not very good at what things I am looking for that separate the different types of bugs. Can anyone tell me what this is??? Also, pics of a nice brookie and brown.
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Quillgordon
Schuylkill County, PA.

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Quillgordon on Jun 5, 2008June 5th, 2008, 11:49 pm EDT
Freepow,
Nice photos...........
I would guess 'March brown'.... not being a real biologist!
Qg.
Flyfishing is a state of mind! .............. Q.g.

C/R........barbless
Wiflyfisher
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Wisconsin

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Wiflyfisher on Jun 5, 2008June 5th, 2008, 11:54 pm EDT
Definitely looks like Stenonema vicarium (new name Maccaffertium vicarium) - also called March Brown. Nice photos!

http://www.troutnut.com/hatch/601/Mayfly-Maccaffertium-vicarium-March-Brown
Freepow
menomonie, WI

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Freepow on Jun 6, 2008June 6th, 2008, 3:15 am EDT
Definitely looks like a March Brown to me too. That was quick. Thanks guys.
"I fish...because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don't want to waste the trip..."

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