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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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Goose
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Goose on May 27, 2011May 27th, 2011, 7:45 am EDT
Anybody have an easy and quick Cranefly pattern? I got thrown a curve while fishing sulfurs the other night. There was a heay hatch of craneflies just before dark in sizes 18 and 20. The fish completely ignored the sulfurs. Go figure.
Bruce
Goose
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Goose on May 27, 2011May 27th, 2011, 7:50 am EDT
Forget my above request. I'll just use a Partridge and Yellow Soft Hackle.

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