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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 Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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Jmd123
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on Dec 28, 2011December 28th, 2011, 10:28 am EST
Here's a compilation of fishies that I have caught this year around my new home in Oscoda. As you can see, it's been a good year, and I found quite a variety of fisheries. Enjoy!!

Jonathon

P.S. Let's see some of YOURS!
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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Fairbanks, Alaska

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GldstrmSam on Dec 28, 2011December 28th, 2011, 11:25 am EST
I had some really good fishing this year, but I forgot to take pictures. Sorry.

Those are some really great pictures.

Sam
There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. ~Patrick F. McManus
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Dec 28, 2011December 28th, 2011, 2:32 pm EST
Great photos, Jonathon, I haven't caught a red eared sunfish since boyhood. It it's the same species, we call them shellcrackers in the South. The ones in the South like crustaceans. And that one brookie has brilliant coloring. Looks like you had a good year. I don't take photos, but had a pretty good season once the water came down here in PA. My best fishing was probably Trico fishing, not so much for the numbers or size, but for the challenge, and I caught the biggest brown ever on a Trike one early morning this July. I also had a couple of decent days on the Delaware, something that always makes me happy, since that river has beat me up more than once. We'll just have to see what weather and bugs the coming year will bring.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Fairbanks, Alaska

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GldstrmSam on Dec 28, 2011December 28th, 2011, 2:41 pm EST
What type of fly is in the rainbows mouth? Does it catch a lot of trout for you? What materials did you use to tie it.

Thanks,

Sam
There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. ~Patrick F. McManus
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Dec 28, 2011December 28th, 2011, 9:43 pm EST
Post deleted because my fish are too small.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Jesse on Dec 29, 2011December 29th, 2011, 1:14 pm EST
Wbranch, i think im going to need a microscope in order to see those fish that you caught. Why post pictures with such small trout???
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on Dec 29, 2011December 29th, 2011, 4:41 pm EST
Matt,

I'm not the techno guy, but maybe, if you have your pictures also stored on your computer somewhere, try going in from the "photography" section as a new topic. Maybe that would display them in all their glory and an easier to see size...If you don't know how to do it that way PM me and I'll explain...I actually don't know how to do it via Photo-Bucket or Facebook...

Jess...You shouldn't tease your uncle Matt...:) The apple didn't fall too far from the tree...I'm not sure but I think the old man's been fishing Montana since before you were born...:)

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Dec 29, 2011December 29th, 2011, 5:18 pm EST
Spence,

I'll try your suggestion. I used to have no problem copying a picture from my Photobucket account and pasting it into a thread or post. But about six months ago I noticed the problem and have stopped posting pics.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Jesse
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Jesse on Dec 30, 2011December 30th, 2011, 12:11 am EST
Just having some fun ladies just having some fun!
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
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Escanaba, MI

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Pryal74 on Jan 18, 2012January 18th, 2012, 5:54 am EST
You wrangled some fantastic Brook Trout! Nice work!

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