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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Salmonflies
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 Limnephilidae (Giant Sedges) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive ID.
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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Pryal74 on Nov 23, 2010November 23rd, 2010, 4:23 am EST


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Jmd123 on Nov 24, 2010November 24th, 2010, 5:49 pm EST
James, can we now expect pictures of you holding up big fat steelhead?

Sounds like fun! Unfortunately, I will be heading the opposite way, to northwestern Indiana for some work, but I do believe there are some steelhead runs down that way too...

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

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