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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 Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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Jtberez
Indiana, PA

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Jtberez on Jun 22, 2011June 22nd, 2011, 1:50 am EDT
my girl and I were blessed with our daughter june 5th... it's been a hell of a year. her and mom are coming to watch me throw some flies today. A few pics from the hatches this year and some very healthy fingerlings



know you all are digging this:





hdr of next pic:









and lastly, yet another one of my close fly bums is now guiding in alaska... they love to rub it in sending me pics like this:



trico time or what?
PaulRoberts
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Colorado

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PaulRoberts on Jun 22, 2011June 22nd, 2011, 7:37 am EDT
Congrats on the new addition to the family. That makes 3?

Hey that great head-on shot of the Macaffertia (sp?) would be great to compare the body form with the brown drake thread.

Jtberez
Indiana, PA

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Jtberez on Jun 22, 2011June 22nd, 2011, 12:04 pm EDT
no sir... first child and thank you

photo can be used anywhere by anyone!
PaulRoberts
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Colorado

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PaulRoberts on Jun 22, 2011June 22nd, 2011, 1:48 pm EDT
I meant 3 in the family -not children. That's us too -the 3 of us. :)
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Northern CA & ID

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Entoman on Jun 23, 2011June 23rd, 2011, 9:21 am EDT
Congratulations!

they love to rub it in sending me pics like this:


You aught to rub 'em back. They went all the way to Alaska to take photos of fiberglass fish? :)
"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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Jesse on Jun 23, 2011June 23rd, 2011, 7:56 pm EDT
Hahah all the way to Alaska for fiberglass fish ha, i love it! And the baby is beautiful along with the trout and flies. Great to hear and see the good news from all different aspects!
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
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JOHNW
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Chambersburg, PA

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JOHNW on Jun 24, 2011June 24th, 2011, 1:11 pm EDT
Congrats on the little one! In no time at all she'll be whipping out wooly buggers for you.

I love the HDR. I think it really suits insects well as you don't get the surreal effect that sometimes crops up in landscape work.
JW
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