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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 Limnephilidae (Giant Sedges) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive ID.
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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DSFlyman on Jan 26, 2009January 26th, 2009, 9:50 am EST
A lot of great input. I tweaked it a bit and this is what I came up with.

On a lighter side, I posted this on some other forums - please take it with a grain... if you are interested.

This is the Obama Fly

DS Flyman
Northwestern Pennsylvania

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Flags on Feb 13, 2009February 13th, 2009, 3:18 am EST
THe OBAMA FLY , offers a lot of promise but will it produce?
Stay focused on what is important in life...........
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Bellevue, WA

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Troutnut on Feb 13, 2009February 13th, 2009, 5:46 am EST
I guarantee that thing will stimulate a lot of activity within its first month in the water!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
St. Michael, Minnesota

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CharlieSawd on Feb 26, 2009February 26th, 2009, 8:29 am EST
Looking good!
Charlie Sawdey

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Flipnfly on Mar 3, 2009March 3rd, 2009, 10:41 am EST
the OBAMA fly....... nice fly the name is a lil off how many trillions does it take to tie one of those
New Brunswick

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Greenghost on Mar 6, 2009March 6th, 2009, 7:34 am EST
Is that antenae or horns on the anti-Christ?

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