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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.

Lateral view of a Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Apr 30, 2009April 30th, 2009, 5:15 pm EDT
Thanks to all who shared their tips with me. Jeff, you were absolutely right about the short line for fishing weighted flies. I had a great day today, and even caught a few on my anchor. And no, it wasn't tied to look like a rock. :)
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Hollidaysburg Pa

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LittleJ on May 1, 2009May 1st, 2009, 9:22 am EDT
Glad to have helped.
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Flatstick96 on May 1, 2009May 1st, 2009, 10:05 am EDT
Can't say "glad that I helped" - because I probably didn't; but I AM glad that you had a good day of nymphing...

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