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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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Jesse on Aug 13, 2011August 13th, 2011, 8:12 am EDT
Just a few scenery shots from the past few weeks for everyone to enjoy.
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Jmd123 on Aug 13, 2011August 13th, 2011, 2:48 pm EDT
NIIIIIIIIIICE photos, Jesse! Keep up the good work, man!

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Troutnut on Aug 13, 2011August 13th, 2011, 7:09 pm EDT
Great shots, Jesse! Looks similar to a lot of my familiar waters back east.
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Anora on Aug 25, 2011August 25th, 2011, 11:12 pm EDT
Jesse!

You have shared a really great pictures...
Its enjoyable...
Thanks for sharing to enjoying us...
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Oldredbarn on Aug 26, 2011August 26th, 2011, 5:55 am EDT
Jess,

I'm nearing the end of Ames' book "Caddisflies" and there is some interesting discussion there about how some caddis have adapted to water conditions that look like the rivers behind you. Where during the summer months they can almost dry up in spots. Their eggs somehow actually delay their hatching until those rivers fill back in during the fall rains etc.

The rivers behind you remind me a bit of some of the rivers I've seen in western Maryland where my mother grew up...

Spence
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