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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.

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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London UK

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RoyChristie on Sep 6, 2008September 6th, 2008, 5:45 am EDT
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Martinlf on Sep 6, 2008September 6th, 2008, 3:14 pm EDT
Ok, this is the coolest bug porn I've ever seen. Many thanks. Is this a UK mayfly? Are there more videos like this??

When I was first learning to fly fish my instructor scooped a Stenacron nymph out of the water where we were fishing and we watched the dun hatch in his hand. I'll never forget it.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
London UK

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RoyChristie on Sep 7, 2008September 7th, 2008, 10:39 am EDT
Hi, Louis,
just checked and see that vid is from Norway.
We have Claret duns here in the UK too, almost exclusively in peaty lakes.
Dunno about more footage, there's a stack of stuff on Yutubw

that was a goody, for sure.


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