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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 Kogotus (Perlodidae) Stonefly Nymph from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this ID.
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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Orn
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Orn on Mar 8, 2012March 8th, 2012, 11:55 pm EST
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Falsifly on Mar 9, 2012March 9th, 2012, 4:37 am EST
Thanks Orn, very well done, great camera work, great still shots, and great video quality. I even enjoyed the music.
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
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Entoman on Mar 9, 2012March 9th, 2012, 9:28 am EST
Welcome Orn, Lovely video & water (I'm jealous). :)
"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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Wbranch on Mar 11, 2012March 11th, 2012, 5:54 am EDT
Probably the best big fish fly fishing video i've ever seen! Just awesome water quality and breathtaking scenery. I seldo am envious of other's fishing but this makes me drool and want to get on to the next plane to wherever this was filmed.

Orn, if I were you I'd never tell a soul where you are fishing and I'd keep it to myself and my cloest friends. Can we be close friends LOL!
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
FisherOfMen
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NY

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FisherOfMen on Mar 11, 2012March 11th, 2012, 6:20 am EDT
I haven't even finished watching it yet and I'm very impressed. Those are some amazing brookies! They look very long, almost like a small lake trout and have great coloration.

I like the way you cast, too.
"Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught." -Author Unknown

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -Edmund Burke
Wbranch
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Wbranch on Mar 11, 2012March 11th, 2012, 9:15 am EDT
Nick,

"Those are some amazing brookies!"

Those are not brook trout (char) as far as I'm aware brook trout are indigenous only to North America and Canada. I think those pictures were taken in Iceland or in one of the Scandanavian countries.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Wbranch
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Wbranch on Mar 11, 2012March 11th, 2012, 11:53 am EDT
Orn wrote;

"But if you'd travel across the globe and show up at my front door it would be hard to say no ;)"

Well, I know your name now so maybe if I Google it, or do a search, I can find out where you live. Then jump on a plane to Iceland, wonder if "Mapquest" works in Iceland? Hmm, rent a car, okay I'll be there in June.

Orn, is all your fishing streamers or do you also do some nymphing in those runs? What about dry flies - do you ever see fish rise to the surface? The area with the sheer rock walls and gorge looks like an atlantic salmon river, the Laxa I think it is called.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
FisherOfMen
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FisherOfMen on Mar 12, 2012March 12th, 2012, 11:11 am EDT
Woopsies...

I guess those "brook trout" did look a little TOO unusual. Thanks for the correction. Still some great looking fish though!
"Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught." -Author Unknown

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -Edmund Burke
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Czoom on Mar 12, 2012March 12th, 2012, 12:49 pm EDT
Wow very nice fish in your video. Happy Fly Fishing :)
Wbranch
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Wbranch on Mar 12, 2012March 12th, 2012, 3:23 pm EDT
Hello Orn,

I looked at many of your photos and there is one with a very large brown trout where you wrote;

"Big brown trout

Not the longest brown trout I have caught in my river but maybe the heaviest! Extremely powerful and fun to catch! The picture is taken by myself with timer"

I'm curious to how you take so many well formatted, and centered, pictures with the self timer? Do you set the camera up on a small tripod and set the exposure to "auto" then get in front of the camera and trigger a remote shutter release?

I have over 600 pictures on my Photobucket account, if you send me a private message I'll send you the link to that account - almost all trout, steelhead, and bass pictures. Also many fly photos and some scenery.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Softhackle on Mar 14, 2012March 14th, 2012, 4:58 pm EDT
Orn,
I've been studying art since I was a boy in middle school. You are an artist and I can tell you are immersed in the experiences you have. Your feelings come through very well in what you do. You are a lucky young man to be in such a rich land and even more lucky because you can see you appreciate all you have. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed it tremendously.

Mark
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

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Falsifly
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Hayward, WI.

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Falsifly on Mar 14, 2012March 14th, 2012, 7:02 pm EDT
It’s one thing to experience it, it’s another thing to appreciate it, but it is the greater man that can express it, through sight and sound, so that others can feel it. Thank you Orn.
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
Aaron7_8
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Helena Montana

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Aaron7_8 on Mar 17, 2012March 17th, 2012, 9:54 am EDT
I love the scenery of the rivers you showed. So rugged and different than what I usually fish thanks for sharing.

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