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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 Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
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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Konchu on Nov 6, 2010November 6th, 2010, 2:56 am EDT
Some of those with a persuasion towards literature will appreciate this nugget of trivia I just gleaned from some pleasure reading (if you did not know it already).

Walton's The Compleat Angler is the third most-published work of English literature, behind the Bible and the "compleat" works of Wm Shakespeare.
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Shawnny3 on Nov 6, 2010November 6th, 2010, 3:26 am EDT
I feel like I've read that bit of trivia before, Konchu, but had forgotten it. Thanks for sharing. It is a charming book.

Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis

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