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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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12in stockie for color comparison
11in Wild Brown
Little Wild Brown
Mini-Waterfall pool
12in Native Brookie
13in Native brookie

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MT319 on Jul 19, 2010July 19th, 2010, 2:17 pm EDT
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Jmd123 on Jul 19, 2010July 19th, 2010, 6:07 pm EDT
NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE BROOKIE!!!!!! I finally exceeded the 10-inch limit myself with an 11-incher this summer, in the very same waters I learned to flyfish for trout in 25 years ago. They are the precious gemstones of the trout world.

Also, nice comparison between the wild-bred brownies and the stockers...I prefer the former EVERY time!

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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Jesse on Aug 14, 2010August 14th, 2010, 5:41 am EDT
Nice pictures man its always good to see how things are going in the wild world of wild fish!
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Shawnny3 on Aug 15, 2010August 15th, 2010, 1:33 pm EDT
Nice fish and photos, MT319. Congrats on the fish and thanks for sharing.

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Motrout on Aug 16, 2010August 16th, 2010, 3:31 am EDT
Beautiful fish and beautiful stream- I haven't been fishing in a bit and needed something to put me back in the mood! Thanks
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Oldredbarn on Aug 16, 2010August 16th, 2010, 5:54 am EDT
That waterfall pool looks like a wonderful place to waste a few hours. It kind of reminds me of a stream I fished years ago in the UP here in MI. I hate to admit that I was out fished then by my uncle who, with spinning gear, kept tossing a glob of worms in to the whirl-pools only to have a little brook hit it. I still have to listen to it at family reunions, "There was Spence with this fancy rod & reel and all these dangly things hanging from his vest crammed with flies and this old farm boy took him to school that day in the creek!" That isn't pronounced creek but cur-rick...

If I ate fish I think I would of taken the stockie home to a frying pan and left them wild ones to continue on the strain.

"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

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MT319 on Sep 4, 2010September 4th, 2010, 6:11 pm EDT
Thanks I totally forgot I even posted this on here...went up a couple days ago to fish one of the Neversink tributaries got a couple wild browns biggest one 13 inches and another big 12 inch brookie all decked out in it's fall spawning colors so i'll try and remember to post those as well whenever I get the photos developed
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Pryal74 on Sep 14, 2010September 14th, 2010, 9:44 am EDT
those are some beautiful photos. What a gorgeous stream too. Those browns look exactly like the Browns we have here in the Escanaba River here in MI. Love the rock background.

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