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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 Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
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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Northwestern Pennsylvania

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Flags on Feb 10, 2009February 10th, 2009, 12:41 am EST
Hans Weilenmann ties a sulphur comparadun in which he uses a "DST" quill for the abdomen. I have never encountered the term "DST".can anyone explain / define it for me?

Thanks,

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Northwestern Pennsylvania

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Flags on Feb 10, 2009February 10th, 2009, 6:18 am EST
The board says there is a response to this by Taxon..but I find nothing below my original question.?

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Falsifly on Feb 10, 2009February 10th, 2009, 6:40 am EST
Dyed Stripped Turkey ?
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When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
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Northwestern Pennsylvania

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Flags on Feb 10, 2009February 10th, 2009, 8:22 am EST
Falsifly: Thank you for that information..........there it was right in frongt of my nose and I didn't see it.........it's a forest and tree thing I guess.

At any rate I will be able to sleep better tonight.....

Thanks again,

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Allan
southern tier NY

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Allan on Sep 7, 2011September 7th, 2011, 10:15 am EDT
Falsifly: Thank you for that information..........there it was right in frongt of my nose and I didn't see it.........it's a forest and tree thing I guess.

At any rate I will be able to sleep better tonight.....

Thanks again,

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Flags,

You asked, 'What are DST Quills'? Well, they are not turkey biots or turkey anything. I should know since I developed them. I'll not tell you what they are but I'd be more than willing to send you some samples. Oh, here's a photo of an Olive tied with DST Quill body.


and a Red Quill


and an extended body Potamantus


Oh, I just looked at the fly you referred to. I believe it's a fly that I tyed and Hans photo'd for his site.

Allan

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Taxon on Sep 7, 2011September 7th, 2011, 8:14 pm EDT
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Oldredbarn on Sep 8, 2011September 8th, 2011, 11:46 am EDT
You asked, 'What are DST Quills'? Well, they are not turkey biots or turkey anything. I should know since I developed them.


Ok. What does DST stand for then? If not what Allan (Falsifly) stated?

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Allan
southern tier NY

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Allan on Sep 8, 2011September 8th, 2011, 2:22 pm EDT
You asked, 'What are DST Quills'? Well, they are not turkey biots or turkey anything. I should know since I developed them.


Ok. What does DST stand for then? If not what Allan (Falsifly) stated?

Spence


Hi,

It stands for 'D'yed 'S'pecially 'T'reated, Quills.

Allan

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