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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.

Dorsal view of a Setvena wahkeena (Perlodidae) (Wahkeena Springfly) Stonefly Nymph from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
As far as I can tell, this species has only previously been reported from one site in Oregon along the Columbia gorge. However, the key characteristics are fairly unmistakable in all except for one minor detail:
— 4 small yellow spots on frons visible in photos
— Narrow occipital spinule row curves forward (but doesn’t quite meet on stem of ecdysial suture, as it's supposed to in this species)
— Short spinules on anterior margin of front legs
— Short rposterior row of blunt spinules on abdominal tergae, rather than elongated spinules dorsally
I caught several of these mature nymphs in the fishless, tiny headwaters of a creek high in the Wenatchee Mountains.
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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Catskills - Livingston Manor, NY

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Flymom on Oct 24, 2008October 24th, 2008, 6:43 am EDT
Fly Fishing Book Exchange at CFFCM’s Arts Show Nov. 15 & 16, 2008

For Immediate Release Contact: CFFCM 1-845-439-4810 October 24, 2008

Livingston Manor, NY. The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum has added yet another component to their diverse fly fishing show, The Arts of the Angler to be held at the Danbury Plaza Hotel in Danbury CT, on November 15 & 16, 2008; a fly fishing book exchange.

The Fly Fishing Book Exchange is open to all attendees. Attendees are encouraged to bring their used books they would like to sell at the show. The CFFCM will have a ‘Book Exchange” area set up to display used books for sale and CFFCM will receive a 10% commission for sold books (an additional 5% for credit card purchases). The process is simple: ‘book sellers’ are required to put their selling price and initials on the top right hand corner of the inside right hand front page in pencil. Books can be dropped off at the CFFCM table upon entrance to the show and picked up on their way out with on the spot payment for any sold. Attendees get to enjoy the show while their books maybe earning them some money.

This Book Exchange will give attendees the opportunity to sell their old and used outdoor sporting books or pick up some to fill their library.

For more information Contact the CFFCM at 845-439-4810 or via email flyfish@catskill.net

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