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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
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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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Martinlf on May 1, 2009May 1st, 2009, 1:53 pm EDT
I don't have a photo, but fishing a central PA stream yesterday I encountered a hatch of size 20 olives late afternoon into early evening. Would anyone out there hazard a guess as to the species given the time of day and time of year?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Taxon on May 1, 2009May 1st, 2009, 3:57 pm EDT
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My guess would be Acentrella turbida (formerly classified as Pseudocloeon carolina among others), and an early-May late-afternoon/evening emerger, which would be of the size you describe.
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Konchu on May 2, 2009May 2nd, 2009, 5:00 am EDT
I agree. At least around here, the Acentrella have been thick this spring. The other possibility are some Plauditus spp. These also were included in Pseudocloeon at one time. The biggest visual difference between the two is the color of the abdomen: brown in Acentrella and whitish in Plauditus. The nymphs look alot a like, too: they both are two-tailed minnow-like forms, but the plauditus might have a stripe in the middle of the body and tails.

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Martinlf on May 3, 2009May 3rd, 2009, 5:36 pm EDT
Thank you, gentlemen.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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