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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.

Lateral view of a Onocosmoecus (Limnephilidae) (Great Late-Summer Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen keys pretty easily to Onocosmoecus, and it closely resembles a specimen from Alaska which caddis expert Dave Ruiter recognized as this genus. As with that specimen, the only species in the genus documented in this area is Onocosmoecus unicolor, but Dave suggested for that specimen that there might be multiple not-yet-distinguished species under the unicolor umbrella and it would be best to stick with the genus-level ID. I'm doing the same for this one.
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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Report at a Glance

General RegionSlovenia
Specific LocationSava Bohinjka near to Bohinjska Bela
Dates Fished04-07 december 09
Time of Day10.00 pm
Fish CaughtHucho hucho
Conditions & HatchesClear water but quite high, to clear to fish with flyrod... after one cast the fish goes down and stops feeding

Details and Discussion

Luc384
Belgium / zoersel

Posts: 14
Luc384 on Dec 10, 2009December 10th, 2009, 12:34 am EST
Water to clear to fish with flyrod for huchen (taimen)... after one cast the fish goes down and stops feeding, we changed for a spinner on advice from our guide.. not what we wanted but it beats going home without a catch and it's still fishing..
After a short drill the hucho took his freedom, but we did manage to get it on film..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHfbxnYeaPo

enjoy,

Luc
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Tilman
Gemany

Posts: 37
Tilman on Dec 10, 2009December 10th, 2009, 3:06 am EST
Wonderful Water , as i already commented on youtube ;)

Do you know how much the day ticket was ? Or how much a weeks fishing would be ?

I just looked at google maps and this is a 6,5 hour drive from my home (and i live in germany on the border to france).
Martinlf
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Dec 10, 2009December 10th, 2009, 11:50 am EST
I'd drive 6 and a half hours for that. Gorgeous water, and what a fish! Thanks for the link.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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