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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 Neoleptophlebia (Leptophlebiidae) Mayfly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Some characteristics from the microscope images for the tentative species id: The postero-lateral projections are found only on segment 9, not segment 8. Based on the key in Jacobus et al. (2014), it appears to key to Neoleptophlebia adoptiva or Neoleptophlebia heteronea, same as this specimen with pretty different abdominal markings. However, distinguishing between those calls for comparing the lengths of the second and third segment of the labial palp, and this one (like the other one) only seems to have two segments. So I'm stuck on them both. It's likely that the fact that they're immature nymphs stymies identification in some important way.
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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My grandmother's childhood desk, now mine, a Gerstner chest from my Best Fishing Buddy three years ago, some shelves and imagination, all in a sunny corner
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Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

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CaseyP on Dec 15, 2008December 15th, 2008, 1:04 pm EST
in answer to Trtklr's thread about what our fly tying areas look like, herewith submitted, mine:
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
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Softhackle on Dec 15, 2008December 15th, 2008, 3:32 pm EST
It looks very comfortable and well equipped.

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Shawnny3 on Dec 18, 2008December 18th, 2008, 9:55 am EST
I like that a lot, Casey. My desk has terrible natural lighting, something I'm always sorry about.

Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
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Al514 on Dec 18, 2008December 18th, 2008, 3:30 pm EST
I wish I had a shot of mine while I am in school....looks like a box full of tying materials exploded and just landed everywhere!

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