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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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Xavier_Carp
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Xavier_Carp on Dec 18, 2008December 18th, 2008, 3:12 pm EST
Hi guys, this one is a caddis I think belon to the limnephiliidea family, any info abou it?
I'm starting to classify the bgs in my area, ecause there is no information available, thanks for your help.
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Taxon on Dec 18, 2008December 18th, 2008, 3:38 pm EST
Xavier-

Rather than being of family Limnephilidae, I believe your larva to be one of the Trumpet-Net Caddisflies of family Polycentropodidae. Yes, some of them are green.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com

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