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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
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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Jaclinto on Mar 21, 2007March 21st, 2007, 2:04 am EDT
Just found these at a recent sport show. www.fishhandsfree.com Pretty neat idea. I will be testing mine this weekend
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Mar 21, 2007March 21st, 2007, 7:04 am EDT
Cool invention. I can think of several times this would have helped me.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Alexandria Pa

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JAD on Mar 22, 2007March 22nd, 2007, 1:04 pm EDT

Hi Everyone
I was talking to the fellow that invented that contraption. I thought it might be another thing hanging from my vest to catch on. But then again I dislike change.

John Dunn

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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Salvelinus on Mar 24, 2007March 24th, 2007, 9:09 am EDT
I don't like the punching holes and screwing it in part. Why not just design it as a pin?

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