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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.

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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Taxon on Aug 27, 2006August 27th, 2006, 10:14 am EDT
According to a group of Oregon State University researchers, sublethal level of exposure to pyrethroids (a class of synthetic pesticides derived from naturally occuring chemicals in chrysanthemums) are causing caddisfly larvae to prematurely abandon their cases, and be incapable of rebuilding them with satisfactory substitutes.

Here is a link to the full text of the news release.
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Roger Rohrbeck

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