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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 Kogotus (Perlodidae) Stonefly Nymph from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this 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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FredH on Mar 21, 2011March 21st, 2011, 2:25 pm EDT
I combined aspects of realistic and traditional tying to create what i hope will be a productive fly.
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Shawnny3 on Mar 22, 2011March 22nd, 2011, 6:31 am EDT
Interesting combination of approaches, Fred. Let us know what the fish think.

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FredH on Mar 22, 2011March 22nd, 2011, 7:32 am EDT
Thanks Shawn. Not really happy with my feather choice for the soft hackle so I'll tie a couple of more with a different hackle and some with wings and see what the fish like better.
Fred
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FredH on Mar 24, 2011March 24th, 2011, 3:26 am EDT


A couple more pics

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