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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.

Lateral view of a Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Jesse on Apr 18, 2010April 18th, 2010, 7:08 am EDT
These were a few of the beautiful fish that i have been lucky enough to get the oportunity to cast to since being out west. The first two rainbows were actually false spawners that i caught while on the journey up the Missouri River. They were super fun to catch! The brown trout has been my largest fish landed since i have been in Montana. I managed to catch him in a small runoff creek from the Bitterroot River. The underwater picture was also a beautiful brown from that same creek. He stuck around for a while, but was eager to get back to the shelter of his lie.
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
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Jmd123 on Apr 18, 2010April 18th, 2010, 7:42 am EDT
Those are beautiful, Jesse! Well done.

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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