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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.

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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This discussion is about the West Branch of the Delaware River.

A tributary on the left approaches the large Catskill river on the right.

From the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York
The West Branch of the Delaware River in New York
The West Branch of the Delaware River (Upper) in New York
The West Branch of the Delaware River in New York
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jan 25, 2013January 25th, 2013, 7:21 pm EST
I have seen many instances on the middle West Branch (From Upper Game Lands to Hale Eddy Bridge) where there will be zillions of Trico spinner in the air, and later on the water, and not a single rising fish. Yet from Balls Eddy down to where West Branch enters the main stem you will often find fish rising steadily to the spinners in pods remeniscent of the Missouri river pods of the 1990's. I've never seen Tricos above the Hale eddy bridge.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
West Chester,PA

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AFISHN on Jul 15, 2015July 15th, 2015, 12:15 pm EDT
The Delaware Main Stem ws my home water(Cochecton,NY).....I have only seen tricos above Hale's Eddy Bridge 2 times in 40 years
"..when i'm not AFISHN,I'm a huntin'... "

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