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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.

Dorsal view of a Pycnopsyche guttifera (Limnephilidae) (Great Autumn Brown Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen appears to be of the same species as this one collected in the same spot two months earlier. The identification of both is tentative. This one suffered some physical damage before being photographed, too, so the colors aren't totally natural. I was mostly photographing it to test out some new camera setting idea, which worked really well for a couple of closeups.
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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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on Dec 16, 2009December 16th, 2009, 6:05 am EST
Wir alle mussen wunschen ihm ein frohes Weihnachtsfest!

Tilman...Sorry no umlaut on our keyboards over here, but you get the message, ja?!

"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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Tilman on Dec 16, 2009December 16th, 2009, 6:14 am EST
Thanks, Spencer, i´ve got the message for sure.

You don´t have to do this especially for me, it makes me feel a little awkward ...

But i will use this thread to wish you a "Merry Christmas", too.

I hope we will all exchange some nice flies here and i guess, that one day, Spence will even have a small package from myself at his door. He is going to have to test the flies i´ll be tying this winter.

Right now i am rehearsing new songs on bass, but when that is done, i am back at the vice ;)

Vielen Dank, Spencer. Natürlich geht es auch ohne Umlaute, wir haben auch englische Tastaturen, manchmal !
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Dec 18, 2009December 18th, 2009, 12:24 pm EST
OK, we've tossed a little Latin around on this site, and some Spanish too, but I think this is the first German. I'll just use some Old Westsaxon to wish Bliþe Haligdagas to Troutnuts of all languages, cultures, and persuasions. We typically do a fly swap once a year. Perhaps it's time to start thinking about it. I'm pretty busy at the moment, but if no one else steps up, I'll set it up in a month or so.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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