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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.

Lateral view of a Onocosmoecus (Limnephilidae) (Great Late-Summer Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen keys pretty easily to Onocosmoecus, and it closely resembles a specimen from Alaska which caddis expert Dave Ruiter recognized as this genus. As with that specimen, the only species in the genus documented in this area is Onocosmoecus unicolor, but Dave suggested for that specimen that there might be multiple not-yet-distinguished species under the unicolor umbrella and it would be best to stick with the genus-level ID. I'm doing the same for this one.
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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JOHNW
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JOHNW on Oct 11, 2011October 11th, 2011, 1:06 pm EDT
Has anyone heard from Louis lately?
I've sent a few emails/pm's his way w/o response. I hop ethe floods didn't get him too badly.
JW
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
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Martinlf on Oct 11, 2011October 11th, 2011, 5:00 pm EDT
Hi John, I missed previous messages somehow. Things get buried fast in my email. Just tied up for a while, but we are on high ground and stayed dry. I did have a time getting home the Wednesday that Hershey flooded, though. Had to detour a number of times and then to ford several places. The last spot was a bit touch and go, but fortunately made it through. Hope you're fishing some for me.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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JAD on Oct 15, 2011October 15th, 2011, 4:28 am EDT
I saw Dr Louis Martin at fish camp Saturday night,he looked OK. I told him my arm hurt when i raise it up (like this) Louis said John don't raise your arm. He sure is a good friend.

JAD

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cock’s wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
Sayfu
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Sayfu on Oct 15, 2011October 15th, 2011, 5:16 am EDT

Dr. Martin is a good Dr..mine would have said, "Here, let me kick you in the knee, and your arm will feel fine."
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JOHNW on Oct 16, 2011October 16th, 2011, 8:38 am EDT
JAD is the new location a permanent thing?
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
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JAD on Oct 18, 2011October 18th, 2011, 3:52 pm EDT
Yes John, till Nov then I go south for 4 mo.

John

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cock’s wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
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JOHNW on Oct 18, 2011October 18th, 2011, 4:05 pm EDT
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