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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.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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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Troutnut on Feb 3, 2010February 3rd, 2010, 7:03 am EST
Here's the next picture in the Name That Spot series, from northwest Wisconsin:



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Falsifly on Feb 3, 2010February 3rd, 2010, 7:36 am EST
OK Jason, this is driving me crazy. Let me confer with Jack on this one. Have you ever had a picture on the tip of your tongue?
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When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."

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