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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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Carmen on Mar 23, 2011March 23rd, 2011, 3:59 am EDT
Will be fishing Spring Creek and Cedar Run as well as the Little J in the middle of April. Looking for advice on fly selection. Anyone out there have knowledge of these waterways? Thanks.
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Mar 23, 2011March 23rd, 2011, 2:02 pm EDT
Spring Creek - Walt's worm, small bead head nymphs like Copper John, Hare's Ear, Prince, #16 - #18. For dry flies #16 - #20 BWO's and various caddis. Other's here know more about the Little J but I've heard it has a great Grannom hatch. Also if you Google TCO fly shops that web site has an overview of Spring Creek, Spruce Creek, Little Juniata, and others with suggested flies.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

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CaseyP on Mar 24, 2011March 24th, 2011, 9:25 am EDT
these folks also have a lot of good info

"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra

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