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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.

Dorsal view of a Skwala (Perlodidae) (Large Springfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This Skwala nymph still has a couple months left to go before hatching, but it's still a good representative of its species, which was extremely abundant in my sample for a stonefly of this size. It's obvious why the Yakima is known for its Skwala hatch.
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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Stanislav has attached these 3 pictures to aid in identification. The message is below.
Stanislav
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Stanislav on Feb 19, 2007February 19th, 2007, 4:37 am EST
Hi everybody, I`m so happy to join your great site and to participate to the forum. I write an article for Bulgarian magazine about Mayflies, and I`m interested what exactly are these three, to insure myself that i won`t make anythig wrong with the latin names. So please help me identify them.

Greethings from BG: Stan
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Troutnut on Feb 19, 2007February 19th, 2007, 5:05 am EST
Hi Stan,

I'm afraid I don't know my European mayflies at all, but yours are surely in the family Ephemerellidae. As for the genus or species, I couldn't tell you.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
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GONZO on Feb 19, 2007February 19th, 2007, 5:47 am EST
Hi Stan,

Like Jason, I won't pretend to know much about European mayflies, but have you ruled out Ephemerella ignita for some reason? (Just thought I'd start with the obvious guess.)

Best,
Gonzo
Stanislav
Bulgaria

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Stanislav on Feb 19, 2007February 19th, 2007, 4:35 pm EST
Yes I also thik it`s ephemerella ignita. Thank`s for the fast replys!
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Taxon on Feb 19, 2007February 19th, 2007, 5:18 pm EST
Not that it's even worthy of mention, but Ephemerella ignita was reclassified as Serratella ignita. So you say, then why mention it? Ah, good point, that. Hmmm. I seem to be talking to myself! Wonder what that means.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
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Martinlf on Feb 20, 2007February 20th, 2007, 1:26 am EST
Stan, I've recently become curious about the markings of Eastern European Brown Trout. I understand that there may be some interesting differences from country to country. If you have any photos of fish, I'd be glad to see them also. Best wishes, and tight lines to you.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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GONZO on Feb 20, 2007February 20th, 2007, 3:46 am EST
Roger,

Rest assured that even if you've developed the habit of talking to yourself, many of us are listening and hanging on your every word. I wondered about revisions to the names of European mayflies when I tendered my guess (and it is strictly that), but I knew I could count on you to update the nomenclature. Thanks, pal!
Stanislav
Bulgaria

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Stanislav on Feb 20, 2007February 20th, 2007, 6:20 am EST
I`ve just askin to be sure Taxon. And thank`s for your specifying. I see that I can learn a lot from your site so I` look trough it... to make my next posts more exact.

Martinlf -I`ll send some pics, but I prefer to post them in other topic.

Best wishes !
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