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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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Sayfu on Mar 14, 2013March 14th, 2013, 11:52 am EDT

Boy did I attend an outstanding presentation last nite by Bob Jacklin. Bob brought down from West Yellowstone a snowshoe hare's foot for me, since there are few left on retail shelves in the USA!!! 80,000 feet went bad held by the supplier. Bob put on a slide show on the people/anglers he met over his long, and storied career from the time he left NY as a 22 yr. old headed out to West Yellowstone to begin guiding, doing taxidermy work,and tying flies. And the history/photos of the Yellowstone area. His photos were priceless....fishing with Lee Wulff to stories, and pictures of the Catskill tiers before he left. And before hand I sat front, and center, and watched Bob tie 3 patterns that were raffled off after the presentation, and picked up on some tying techniques watching him tie. I slept well last nite.
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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on Mar 14, 2013March 14th, 2013, 1:28 pm EDT
Good stuff Jere! Bob has come to our Midwest Fly Tying Expo in the past...We all could consider ourselves lucky if we enjoy half of what that man has in angling...He is a very nice guy too boot. :)

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

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Mar 14, 2013March 14th, 2013, 4:56 pm EDT
If anybody's looking for snowshoe, I found a source. PM me.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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