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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 Skwala (Perlodidae) (Large Springfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This Skwala nymph still has a couple months left to go before hatching, but it's still a good representative of its species, which was extremely abundant in my sample for a stonefly of this size. It's obvious why the Yakima is known for its Skwala hatch.
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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SetTheHook
west coast

Posts: 7
SetTheHook on Sep 30, 2008September 30th, 2008, 4:31 am EDT
Has anyone been lucky enough to get some of those early chromers?? A few of my buddies have done well in the Skeena area

tight lines!! lets see the pics!

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HighFlyer
Minnesota

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HighFlyer on Oct 1, 2008October 1st, 2008, 6:50 am EDT
I caught a lil baby up on the Baptism River in Northern MN last weekend, but the weather wasn't cooperating with us. A torrential down pour on Friday night put a ton of run-off into the streams Saturday. That combined with my lack of experience and any semblance of any actual skill left me high and dry. Cold, rainy, and fishless.... definitely not a weekend to remember.
"Calling Fly Fishing a hobby is like calling Brain Surgery a job."
~by Paul Schullery~

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."
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