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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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Fish of the trip

Report at a Glance

General RegionNew York and Pennsylvania
Specific LocationCatskills
Dates FishedMay 6-8
Time of DayAfternoon
Fish CaughtBrowns and Rainbows
Conditions & HatchesShowers and some wind. sulphurs, tan caddis, march browns, apple caddis, hendricksons.

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Jesse on May 13, 2012May 13th, 2012, 4:39 pm EDT
Beautiful fish brother well done!
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
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JOHNW on May 14, 2012May 14th, 2012, 2:00 am EDT
See Louis the "One Croc Mojo" is paying off for ya!
PM me with a guide review.
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