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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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Rford
New Jersey

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Rford on Nov 9, 2006November 9th, 2006, 12:38 pm EST
Anyone have any advice where might be a good spot to fly fish this weekend in the Ithaca NY area.

I am visiting an old friend and may take a couple hours to wet a line.


Thanks,

Ralph
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Troutnut on Nov 9, 2006November 9th, 2006, 2:47 pm EST
It's really not very good. This is a popular type of year to try for big fish running up from Lake Cayuga, but I can't get into that. One of my friends is really good at it and he still considers 1 fish a day pretty good, fishing most of the day. For me it's a good day if I even see a fish.

Fall Creek below Ithaca Falls is one of the most popular spots. The pool right at the falls has a good reputation, and there are several relatively decent spots all the way down to Cayuga Street. It's a very turbid creek in an urban setting, but it's your best chance around here to get into a fish without knowing one of the other rivers really well from experience (which I don't).

I've hardly been out fishing for the lake runs at all, and I've only seen a few. It's not like the Great Lakes tribs or anything.
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