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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.

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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Jesse on Oct 11, 2012October 11th, 2012, 4:35 pm EDT
It sort of looks like a chub to me what do you guys think?
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PaulRoberts on Oct 11, 2012October 11th, 2012, 5:25 pm EDT
Flounder. See the two eyes?
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WestCO on Oct 11, 2012October 11th, 2012, 10:20 pm EDT
God you guys are smart. This is some really fascinating stuff.

And Dubbn, I know exactly what you're talking about. I duck hunt off the island to the north of that Bridge. Since I live in Palisade, Silt is much easier access for me, but doesn't that stretch of the Colorado only really fish well between October and March? Just what I've heard.
...but fishermen I have noticed, they don't care if I'm rich or poor, wearing robes or waders, all they care about is the fish, the river, and the game we play. For fishermen, the only virtues are patience, tolerance, and humility. I like this.
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DUBBN on Oct 12, 2012October 12th, 2012, 10:02 am EDT
WestCo, they are there year round, in that section. They get easyer to catch in the winter as they congregate in that deeper run in the Winter. Theres alot more access to that river if you are willing to explore a little.

That being said, I still prefer the Colorado above Glenwood. Also, it's tough to beat the Frying Pan on a weekday.

Good luck sir,

Wayne
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WestCO on Oct 12, 2012October 12th, 2012, 5:28 pm EDT
Couldn't have said it better myself. I'll have to start fishing silt more often.
...but fishermen I have noticed, they don't care if I'm rich or poor, wearing robes or waders, all they care about is the fish, the river, and the game we play. For fishermen, the only virtues are patience, tolerance, and humility. I like this.
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DUBBN on Oct 13, 2012October 13th, 2012, 11:39 am EDT
WestCo. I'm getting ready for a Winter on the Tailwaters. I also have some Mysis Shrimp tyed Soft Hackle style that I am anxious to try.



Any other suggestions?
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WestCO on Oct 13, 2012October 13th, 2012, 2:14 pm EDT
Do you live around Grand Junction? I personally don't ever fish the mysis shrimp because I don't get that close to the dam. Its just not my preferred kind of fishing. But it would be fun to share patterns.
...but fishermen I have noticed, they don't care if I'm rich or poor, wearing robes or waders, all they care about is the fish, the river, and the game we play. For fishermen, the only virtues are patience, tolerance, and humility. I like this.
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DUBBN on Oct 13, 2012October 13th, 2012, 2:44 pm EDT
Yes, I live in GJ.
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