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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 Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This wild-looking little thing completely puzzled me. At first I was thinking beetle or month larva, until I got a look at the pictures on the computer screen. I made a couple of incorrect guesses before entomologist Greg Courtney pointed me in the right direction with Psychodidae. He suggested a possible genus of Thornburghiella, but could not rule out some other members of the tribe Pericomini.
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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Konchu
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Konchu on Nov 21, 2011November 21st, 2011, 8:28 am EST
Does anyone remember seeing a popular article about the Rev. AE Eaton and his influence on Frederic M Halford from a few years ago? I am trying to track one down, but I don't know where it may have occurred. I'm hoping the author might even been lurking here. If so, send me a PM, please. Thanks for any help from anyone! McCafferty did one about Eaton and some others, but this is different from that one.
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Entoman on Nov 22, 2011November 22nd, 2011, 11:00 am EST
Hi Luke,

I don't know of any article in a fly fishing periodical, but Ernest Schwiebert in his Nymphs II writes a fair amount on their relationship as well as Eaton's other contributions as the "foremost ephemeropterist of the latter 19th century".

Regards,

Kurt
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
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Konchu on Nov 23, 2011November 23rd, 2011, 4:25 am EST
was able to track down the author - the article isn't quite done yet. I'd assumed it had been published already, but it still is being worked on. Thanks for the help anyway, Kurt.
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Entoman on Nov 23, 2011November 23rd, 2011, 8:13 am EST
Hi Luke,

As little as it was, your welcome. Glad to hear you ran it down. Please post a follow-up when it's finally done.

BTW - I could be wrong, but I think I remember reading somewhere that Eaton was behind Halford's spur formulae for trichopterans as well.

Regards,

Kurt
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman

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