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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 Pycnopsyche guttifera (Limnephilidae) (Great Autumn Brown Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen appears to be of the same species as this one collected in the same spot two months earlier. The identification of both is tentative. This one suffered some physical damage before being photographed, too, so the colors aren't totally natural. I was mostly photographing it to test out some new camera setting idea, which worked really well for a couple of closeups.
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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Doyle
East Wenatchee, Washington

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Doyle on Jun 28, 2011June 28th, 2011, 6:08 am EDT
Can anyone tell me the subspecie of the first (top) Mayfly Dun on the webpage "Mayfly Dun to Spinner Illustrated"? I'm kinda new at this, so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Doyle
Oldredbarn
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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on Jun 28, 2011June 28th, 2011, 6:52 am EDT
Jason states there that its the Leptophlebia cupida..."Black Quill" or "Borchers Dun"...etc.
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Doyle
East Wenatchee, Washington

Posts: 2
Doyle on Jun 29, 2011June 29th, 2011, 7:22 am EDT
Thanks oldredbarn. I guess I should read a little closer from now on.

Thanks.
Oldredbarn
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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on Jun 29, 2011June 29th, 2011, 9:27 am EDT
That's ok! If you look at the few photos showing today at the top of the "Most Recent Posts" the same fly is resting there next to the seam of my waders, which unfortunately the auto focus liked better than the fly, and we had another recent post where someone was asking about a fly that was also L cupida...When they are around the fish enjoy them because they are a nice sized mouthful. If you have a Borchers Parachute say size 10 or 12 you are in the ballpark and should have some fun.

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood

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