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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 Skwala (Perlodidae) (Large Springfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This Skwala nymph still has a couple months left to go before hatching, but it's still a good representative of its species, which was extremely abundant in my sample for a stonefly of this size. It's obvious why the Yakima is known for its Skwala hatch.
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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Sorry image not bigger.  There are still copies for sale on Amazon.com...I know my fishing buddy calls me "Mr Lore" but there's more than just interesting lore in this little gem!

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Oldredbarn on Oct 9, 2009October 9th, 2009, 3:18 am EDT
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
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Lastchance on Oct 9, 2009October 9th, 2009, 4:04 am EDT
I have the book. It's very interesting. Good stuff.
Bruce
Lastchance
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Lastchance on Oct 9, 2009October 9th, 2009, 4:04 am EDT
I have the book. It's very interesting. Good stuff.
Bruce
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JAD on Oct 13, 2009October 13th, 2009, 1:19 pm EDT
I have the book also, it's a interesting read.

JAD

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cock’s wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,

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