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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 Holocentropus (Polycentropodidae) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to tentatively key to Holocentropus, although I can't make out the anal spines in Couplet 7 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae nor the dark bands in Couplet 4 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae, making me wonder if I went wrong somewhere in keying it out. I don't see where that could have happened, though. It might also be that it's a very immature larva and doesn't possess all the identifying characteristics in the key yet. If Holocentropus is correct, then Holocentropus flavus and Holocentropus interruptus are the two likely possibilities based on range, but I was not able to find a description of their larvae.
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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Motrout on May 27, 2010May 27th, 2010, 10:22 am EDT
My trip to the Adirondacks this summer is getting delayed from the usual mid-June date to early July now, and I'm wondering what that's going to do to the fishing. Will there being any water cool enough to fish up there? I'll be within easy range of the West Branch of the Ausable, Boquet, Saranac, and the lakes of the High Peak regions (I'll be staying in Saranac Lake). I don't want anyone to give up secret spots or anything, but just in general, is there any good trout fishing to be had up there that late in the summer?- I'm also up for going after stream smallmouth if the trout are off, so any suggestions in that department are good too.
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Flyfisher06 on Jun 6, 2010June 6th, 2010, 4:30 am EDT
I live near the Battenkill and ussually fish it all summer long I only stop if the water gets too hot and poses a treat to the fish but thats ussually not the case all of those rivers are within a few hours of my house so if you will be up on a weekend maybe Ill join you and you are also welcome to spend some time with me in the Battenkill Todd
IF I am not flyfishing or bird hunting I must be doing something bad like working !!

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