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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.

Lateral view of a Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Closeup insects by Bnewell from the Touchet River in Washington

Female Rhithrogena (Heptageniidae) Mayfly Spinner from the Touchet River in Washington
Sweltsa fidelis (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from the Touchet River in Washington
Another yellow stonefly from Touchet Corral.
Alloperla severa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from the Touchet River in Washington
At Touchet Corral.

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Waxsmith on Jul 13, 2011July 13th, 2011, 7:24 am EDT
Most of the pictures on this site are great, however, in some cases, for instance in the case of the mayfly types it would be so great if there was some indication of average size of the depicted specimen.Mayflies in their enormous array of sizes are hard to distinguish because colour alone often will not do it.
Thanks, A.K.
What is this supposed to look like, example please.

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