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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.

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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Ventral view of a Male Rhithrogena robusta (Heptageniidae) Mayfly Spinner from the Touchet River in Washington
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Bnewell on Jul 15, 2011July 15th, 2011, 1:45 pm EDT
East Branch of the North Fork of the Touchet River, habitat for Rhithrogena robusta collected as spinners on July 15, 2011.

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