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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 Holocentropus (Polycentropodidae) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to tentatively key to Holocentropus, although I can't make out the anal spines in Couplet 7 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae nor the dark bands in Couplet 4 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae, making me wonder if I went wrong somewhere in keying it out. I don't see where that could have happened, though. It might also be that it's a very immature larva and doesn't possess all the identifying characteristics in the key yet. If Holocentropus is correct, then Holocentropus flavus and Holocentropus interruptus are the two likely possibilities based on range, but I was not able to find a description of their larvae.
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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Softhackle on Jun 10, 2008June 10th, 2008, 12:51 pm EDT
Was in Roscoe the tail end of last week. Fishing was tough and the water was low. The extremely hot temps brought up the water temps, and I did not fish Saturday evening because of it. Fishing was fairly good in the mornings when the water was cooler. The most prolific fish-taker was a Partridge and Olive Emerger in size 14.

Did some tying at the Clearwater Junction Fly Tying show, there, on Friday. Talked to many good tiers and finally got to meet Allen McGee. His intensity, knowledge, skill and friendliness made the meeting a great one.

Hopefully, it'll cool down a bit so I might get out on my home water, soon.

Hope all of you are getting some fishing in.

Mark
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

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69er on Jun 10, 2008June 10th, 2008, 1:14 pm EDT
rodsco never herrd of it??? ... (insert ban-worthy vandalism here)
i think im a gehy persons
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Shawnny3 on Jun 10, 2008June 10th, 2008, 2:14 pm EDT
I think I missed you, Mark, which bums me out. I arrived Saturday morning and left Sunday morning. I wish I'd known you would be there - I would have made an attempt to meet you face to face. I probably should have posted a thread on here so we could have found out ahead of time who was going to be heading up. Oh, well.

It was a great show, not because of the number of people who attended but because of how many great tiers were there. Everyone I met was really nice, and I was glad to meet so many down-to-earth tiers who are so talented. The highlight for me was meeting Joan Wulff. Lee Wulff's writings were some of the few I owned in my early years of tying, and they inspired me. It was an honor to meet Joan and to play a small part in raising money for conservation efforts she and Lee helped bring to the forefront of flyfishing culture. She is such a graceful and gentle person - reminded me of my grandmother. What a fantastic experience.

-Shawn

P.S. For those of you who don't know, Roscoe is the cradle of North American flyfishing. It is so close to so many storied waters that it gave me goosebumps as I drove the winding roads leading up to it.
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Softhackle on Jun 11, 2008June 11th, 2008, 2:29 am EDT
Shawn,
I must have walked right by you, and I'm sorry it didn't click with me who you were. Otherwise I would have stopped to say hi and introduce myself. I returned about mid-afternoon Saturday to meet with and see some other tiers like Aaron Hirschorn, John Bonasera, Ted Patlen, and a few more. Hopefully, we'll touch base at another time.

Mark
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

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