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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 Zapada cinctipes (Nemouridae) (Tiny Winter Black) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Nymphs of this species were fairly common in late-winter kick net samples from the upper Yakima River. Although I could not find a key to species of Zapada nymphs, a revision of the Nemouridae family by Baumann (1975) includes the following helpful sentence: "2 cervical gills on each side of midline, 1 arising inside and 1 outside of lateral cervical sclerites, usually single and elongate, sometimes constricted but with 3 or 4 branches arising beyond gill base in Zapada cinctipes." This specimen clearly has the branches and is within the range of that species.
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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Report at a Glance

General Region Greece
Specific Location Greece -rivers
Dates Fished Start from 15 february and finish 1 november
Time of Day --
Fish Caught Macrostigma Trout ( salmo trutta macrostigma)
Conditions & Hatches dry flyes and nimphs

Details and Discussion


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Mike1974 on Mar 10, 2011March 10th, 2011, 10:37 pm EST
Hello I am pleased to meet more anglers from around the world of fly-fishing. I am Mihail(Mihalis) and I start fly-fishing guiding in Greece so If you go on Holiday in Greece take with you your fly rod and reel and waders and call me..... Look here: www.flyfishingguidegreece.com
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Martinlf on Mar 12, 2011March 12th, 2011, 3:17 pm EST
Beautiful photos, Mike. What part of Greece?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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Mike1974 on Mar 13, 2011March 13th, 2011, 5:24 am EDT
Depends on which photo you like. There are photos from various places
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Skeefer on Jan 27, 2014January 27th, 2014, 7:38 am EST
Mike, My wife is Greek (from Athens) and we're contemplating retiring in Greece. I'm an avid fly-fisher having fished all my adult life.
I'd like to know more about the fish, entomology, and streams of Greece. We'll be taking a few vacations to Greece over the next few years before retirement and at some point I would like to meet you and see what you're offering.
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Wbranch on Jan 27, 2014January 27th, 2014, 9:40 am EST
Something is wrong with the web site or his server as it takes forever to DL the magnified Gallery pictures. I tried opening one and after thirty minutes it was still only half opened. Many of the streams look very shallow with little character. Some of the pools looked nice but the trout looked anemic and I doubt I'd consider Greece as a destination trout trip.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Entoman on Jan 27, 2014January 27th, 2014, 6:43 pm EST
Hi Skeefer, welcome to the forum. You didn't notice, but Mike1974 posted to mention his service almost three years ago. He hasn't been back, so the odds that he'll respond here are pretty slim. I suggest trying to contact him through his website (assuming he's still guiding).

As far as the fishing, I concur with Matt.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
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Gus on Jan 28, 2014January 28th, 2014, 2:22 pm EST
Great pics!
"How do you help that son of a bitch?"

"By taking him fishing"

-A River Runs Through It

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Skeefer on Feb 10, 2014February 10th, 2014, 1:26 pm EST
Thanks Entoman, he did reply as I had also sent an email via his website the same day.
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Entoman on Feb 10, 2014February 10th, 2014, 1:57 pm EST
That's great to hear. Let us know how it goes.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman

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Mike1974 on Apr 6, 2014April 6th, 2014, 9:05 am EDT
Hello Guys. Sorry but i don't write here many years but i fishing all the time :) My site working. I am in ... fly dreamers . Ok .
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Taxon on Apr 6, 2014April 6th, 2014, 10:52 am EDT
Hi Steve-

I'd like to know more about the fish, entomology, and streams of Greece.

Well, here is a taxonomic list of the mayflies, caddisflies, and stoneflies of Greece:

Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of Greece
Ameletus inopinatus
Baetis fuscatus
Baetis meridionalis
Baetis muticus
Baetis niger
Baetis rhodani
Baetis scambus
Baetis tricolor
Baetis vernus
Centroptilum luteolum
Cloeon dipterum
Cloeon simile
Procloeon bifidum
Procloeon pennulatum
Caenis horaria
Caenis macrura
Caenis rivulorum
Caenis robusta
Ephemerella notata
Serratella ignita
Serratella maculocaudata
Torleya major
Ephemera danica
Ephemera hellenica
Ephemera lineata
Ephemera vulgata
Ecdyonurus aurantiacus
Ecdyonurus dispar
Ecdyonurus helveticus
Ecdyonurus insignis
Ecdyonurus venosus
Electrogena lateralis
Epeorus assimilis
Heptagenia coerulans
Heptagenia flava
Heptagenia sulphurea
Kageronia fuscogrisea
Rhithrogena beskidensis
Rhithrogena germanica
Rhithrogena hybrida
Rhithrogena loyolaea
Rhithrogena semicolorata
Isonychia ignota
Choroterpes picteti
Habroleptoides modesta
Habrophlebia fusca
Habrophlebia lauta
Leptophlebia vespertina
Paraleptophlebia lacustris
Paraleptophlebia submarginata
Paraleptophlebia werneri
Oligoneuriella rhenana
Ephoron virgo
Potamanthus luteus
Siphlonurus aestivalis
Siphlonurus lacustris

Stoneflies (Plecoptera) of Greece
Capnia bifrons
Capnia vidua vidua
Capnopsis schilleri schilleri
Chloroperla russevi
Chloroperla tripunctata
Siphonoperla graeca
Siphonoperla neglecta
Xanthoperla apicalis
Leuctra aegaeica
Leuctra bronislawi
Leuctra candiae
Leuctra cretica
Leuctra cypria
Leuctra fusca fusca
Leuctra graeca
Leuctra handlirschi
Leuctra hippopus
Leuctra hirsuta
Leuctra inermis
Leuctra kykladica
Leuctra leptogaster
Leuctra major
Leuctra metsovonica
Leuctra minoica
Leuctra moreae
Leuctra mortoni mortoni
Leuctra nigra
Leuctra olympia
Leuctra rhodoica
Amphinemura arcadia
Amphinemura quadrangularis
Amphinemura sperchiana
Amphinemura triangularis
Nemoura aetolica
Nemoura apollo
Nemoura avicularis
Nemoura caligula
Nemoura cambrica
Nemoura cinerea cinerea
Nemoura erratica
Nemoura flaviscapa
Nemoura fulviceps
Nemoura marginata
Nemoura taurica
Nemoura uncinata
Nemurella pictetii
Protonemura aroania
Protonemura auberti
Protonemura autumnalis
Protonemura bacurianica bythinica
Protonemura beaumonti
Protonemura cressa
Protonemura hrabei
Protonemura intricata intricata
Protonemura libanocypria
Protonemura malickyi
Protonemura mattheyi
Protonemura meyeri
Protonemura oitica
Protonemura praecox praecox
Protonemura rauschi
Dinocras cephalotes
Dinocras megacephala
Eoperla ochracea
Helenoperla malickyi
Marthamea vitripennis
Perla bipunctata
Perla caucasica
Perla marginata
Perla pallida
Arcynopteryx compacta
Bulgaroperla mirabilis mirabilis
Dictyogenus alpinum
Isoperla albanica
Isoperla buresi
Isoperla chius
Isoperla grammatica
Isoperla ikariae
Isoperla lesbica
Isoperla obscura
Isoperla oxylepis oxylepis
Isoperla tripartita tripartita
Perlodes dispar
Perlodes microcephalus
Brachyptera beali beali
Brachyptera braueri
Brachyptera graeca
Brachyptera helenica
Brachyptera phthiotica
Brachyptera seticornis
Brachyptera trifasciata
Brachyptera tristis
Taeniopteryx nebulosa

Caddisflies (Trichoptera) of Greece
Beraea maurus
Beraea pullata
Beraea tschundra
Beraea zawadil
Beraeamyia aphyrte
Beraeamyia hrabei
Beraeamyia kutsaftikii
Beraeamyia matsakii
Ernodes articularis
Ernodes kakofonix
Brachycentrus montanus
Calamoceras marsupus
Ecnomus tenellus
Agapetus episkopi
Agapetus fuscipes
Agapetus lepetimnos
Agapetus nimbulus
Synagapetus hellenorum
Synagapetus iridipennis
Synagapetus moselyi
Glossosoma discophorum
Goera pilosa
Silo nigricornis
Silo pallipes
Silo piceus
Cheumatopsyche lepida
Hydropsyche angustipennis angustipennis
Hydropsyche bulbifera
Hydropsyche debirasi
Hydropsyche exocellata
Hydropsyche fulvipes
Hydropsyche guttata
Hydropsyche incognita
Hydropsyche pellucidula
Hydropsyche sappho
Hydropsyche saxonica
Hydropsyche silfvenii
Hydropsyche siltalai
Hydropsyche tenuis
Agraylea multipunctata
Agraylea sexmaculata
Allotrichia laerma
Allotrichia militsa
Hydroptila angulata
Hydroptila auge
Hydroptila kalonichtis
Hydroptila occulta
Hydroptila rhodica
Hydroptila sparsa
Hydroptila taurica
Hydroptila tineoides
Hydroptila vectis
Microptila minutissima
Oxyethira falcata
Oxyethira flavicornis
Stactobia caspersi
Stactobia maclachlani
Lepidostoma basale
Lepidostoma hirtum
Adicella filicornis
Adicella reducta
Athripsodes bilineatus bilineatus
Ceraclea dissimilis
Mystacides longicornis
Mystacides nigra
Triaenodes bicolor
Ironoquia dubia
Drusus biguttatus biguttatus
Drusus discolor
Drusus monticola
Drusus tenellus
Ecclisopteryx guttulata
Allogamus uncatus
Anabolia brevipennis
Anabolia nervosa
Chaetopterygopsis maclachlani
Glyphotaelius pellucidus
Halesus digitatus digitatus
Limnephilus affinis
Limnephilus bipunctatus
Limnephilus centralis
Limnephilus decipiens
Limnephilus extricatus
Limnephilus flavicornis
Limnephilus flavospinosus
Limnephilus griseus
Limnephilus hirsutus
Limnephilus lunatus
Limnephilus nigriceps
Limnephilus rhombicus rhombicus
Limnephilus sparsus
Limnephilus stigma
Limnephilus vittatus
Mesophylax aspersus aspersus
Mesophylax impunctatus aduncus
Micropterna nycterobia
Micropterna sequax
Micropterna testacea
Potamophylax cingulatus cingulatus
Potamophylax latipennis
Potamophylax luctuosus luctuosus
Potamophylax pallidus
Pseudopsilopteryx zimmeri
Stenophylax mitis
Stenophylax permistus
Stenophylax vibex
Odontocerum albicorne
Philopotamus ludificatus
Philopotamus montanus montanus
Philopotamus variegatus variegatus
Wormaldia copiosa copiosa
Wormaldia occipitalis occipitalis
Wormaldia subnigra
Oligostomis reticulata
Oligotricha striata
Phryganea grandis grandis
Cyrnus flavidus
Cyrnus trimaculatus
Neureclipsis bimaculata
Plectrocnemia conspersa conspersa
Plectrocnemia geniculata geniculata
Polycentropus excisus
Polycentropus irroratus
Psychomyia pusilla
Tinodes braueri
Tinodes dives dives
Tinodes maclachlani
Tinodes pallidulus
Tinodes rostocki
Tinodes unicolor
Tinodes waeneri waeneri
Rhyacophila aquitanica aquitanica
Rhyacophila aurata
Rhyacophila dorsalis dorsalis
Rhyacophila fasciata fasciata
Rhyacophila intermedia
Rhyacophila laevis
Rhyacophila mocsaryi mocsaryi
Rhyacophila nubila
Rhyacophila obliterata
Rhyacophila philopotamoides
Rhyacophila praemorsa
Rhyacophila pubescens
Rhyacophila torrentium
Rhyacophila tristis
Rhyacophila vulgaris
Oecismus monedula monedula
Sericostoma flavicorne
Sericostoma personatum
Thremma anomalum

Source: http://www.freshwaterecology.info/TaxaDB_Search.php
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
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Tolis_L on Jul 3, 2014July 3rd, 2014, 10:40 am EDT
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