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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.

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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This topic is about the Caddisfly Species Macrostemum zebratum

The "Zebra Caddis" is one of the most well-known caddisfly species, and one of the largest to produce high intensity hatches on our trout streams.

It is also an important species for smallmouth bass. Gary LaFontaine wrote in Caddisflies about encountering Macrostemum zebratum on a large smallmouth river:

I never caught so many smallmouth bass on a fly rod before in my life.
Lastchance
Portage, PA

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Lastchance on Aug 4, 2008August 4th, 2008, 1:24 pm EDT
Is there a photo of one? I've never heard of them or perhaps I know them by a different name.
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Taxon on Aug 4, 2008August 4th, 2008, 5:52 pm EDT
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com

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