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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.

Artistic view of a Perlodidae (Springflies and Yellow Stones) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to lead to Couplet 35 of the Key to Genera of Perlodidae Nymphs and the genus Isoperla, but I'm skeptical that's correct based on the general look. I need to get it under the microscope to review several choices in the key, and it'll probably end up a different Perlodidae.
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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Czoom on Dec 16, 2011December 16th, 2011, 11:08 am EST
Any other good fly fishing spots in Southern California??? I only fished kern river. Heard about lots of creeks but don't know which ones are worth a try. Wondering if anyone could help me???
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Cutbow on Dec 20, 2011December 20th, 2011, 5:39 am EST
Owen's river, Hot creek, and look at every forest service map of SoCal you can and pick some high country lakes to hit. Every forests down there has some that are pretty good trout fishing. I would'nt rule out the coastal mountains or either slope of the sierras.
"Once you catch your first fish on a fly you won't care about any other kind of fishing!"

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