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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.

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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Oldredbarn
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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on Dec 21, 2009December 21st, 2009, 5:25 am EST
Tim,

If you happen to see this log on...I've sent you a private message and you can only see it if you are logged on. I see that you have only logged on once way back in July of 2008, but maybe you will see this by chance and get to read my message.

For those of you that might see this message Tim Neal is one of the better fly tiers in Michigan and has tied for decades...He ties and carries the flame for the old Au Sable flies...Traditional flies famous around the river...The Harris Special, Robert's Yellow Drake, Borchers, the Madsen Skunk, and the old Barber Pole, etc...One day we will get Tim and his buddy JR, also of Grayling, to publish a book with these famous patterns and their histories.

Spence
"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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