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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.

Lateral view of a Clostoeca disjuncta (Limnephilidae) (Northern Caddisfly) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one was surprisingly straightforward to identify. The lack of a sclerite at the base of the lateral hump narrows the field quite a bit, and the other options followed fairly obvious characteristics to Clostoeca, which only has one species, Clostoeca disjuncta.
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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Crepuscular on Mar 19, 2013March 19th, 2013, 8:05 am EDT
Playing around again

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Lastchance on Mar 19, 2013March 19th, 2013, 2:28 pm EDT
Man, those are great photos. Thanks for posting them.
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Crepuscular on Mar 19, 2013March 19th, 2013, 3:59 pm EDT
Man, those are great photos. Thanks for posting them.
Bruce


Thanks Bruce.
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Oldredbarn on Mar 19, 2013March 19th, 2013, 7:36 pm EDT
Tomorrow morning at 7:02 its spring brother! You better put the camera down and get wrapping at the vice! :) Those Henny's on your beloved Yellow Breeches aren't going to wait for you to be ready...;)

You are killing me with these pics...Sadist. :)

Spence
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Troutnut on Mar 20, 2013March 20th, 2013, 6:40 pm EDT
Beautiful!
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Crepuscular on Mar 21, 2013March 21st, 2013, 3:45 am EDT
You are killing me with these pics...Sadist. :)

Spence


Good, but it's been cold here and I'm ready for winter to break. The skunk cabbage is up in places Spring is on its way, when the forsythia starts to bloom the Hendricksons will be on, and the buds on mine are almost there. We need a run of sunny days.

Beautiful!


Thanks Jason!
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Jmd123 on Mar 21, 2013March 21st, 2013, 5:29 pm EDT
"...when the forsythia starts to bloom the Hendricksons will be on..."

Can't come soon enough for us Michiganders!!! I will be heading home for the Easter weekend next week and I usually fish my hometown lake for bass and panfish, kinda my kickoff to the flyfishing season. Not looking too good right now...there will likely be too much ice!

Those are very nice photos! Can't wait for them to start kicking their way to the surface around here...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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Oldredbarn on Mar 21, 2013March 21st, 2013, 7:40 pm EDT
when the forsythia starts to bloom the Hendricksons will be on


Eric...Been rereading your Marinaro again? :) I have been...

Chapter 4..."Hendrickson", "While the mountain torrents are still raging with the burden of melting snows, while the highlands are still sere and stark from wintry blasts, spring has already arrived in the beautiful Cumberland Valley, heralded by the yellow bloom of forsythia, first sign of the changing season.For the fly-fisherman of this valley there is no gradual transition from tedium of winter to the gentler season, no measured progress marked by alternate days of cold and warmth; simply and suddenly there is the forsythia, faithful precursor no matter what the state of the weather, and suddenly there are thoughts of the Yellow Breeches and-the Hendrickson.The pursuit of the hatches has begun."

That valley of yours there, brother, must be something! It can turn crusty old anglers in to poets. :)

Can you spell n-e-o-p-r-e-n-e-s? ;)

Spence
"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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Jmd123 on Mar 21, 2013March 21st, 2013, 8:05 pm EDT
"Can you spell n-e-o-p-r-e-n-e-s? ;)"

Mine sprung too many leaks last year...the breathables, fleece-lined jeans, and long johns are my only recourse right now...

Last year I caught my first fly rod trout on the 13th of April, on a peacock, olive, and grizzly (POG) Woolly Bugger, and there were early brown stoneflies, and a few Red Quills on that day. It's coming, it's coming...never soon enough!

Jonathon

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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Crepuscular on Mar 23, 2013March 23rd, 2013, 6:00 am EDT
Eric...Been rereading your Marinaro again?


You know I was thinking about picking that thing up for a re-read. We'll see ;)
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Entoman on Mar 23, 2013March 23rd, 2013, 1:58 pm EDT
Better get with it. Fishing season is about to begin. Reading season is almost over! :)LOL
"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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DayTripper on Mar 23, 2013March 23rd, 2013, 3:09 pm EDT
These are awesome! Thanks for sharing
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Oldredbarn on Mar 23, 2013March 23rd, 2013, 7:16 pm EDT
Better get with it. Fishing season is about to begin. Reading season is almost over! :)LOL


Here. Here. Kurt! You are right sir, time to see if those neo's leak or not...:)
"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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Crepuscular on Mar 24, 2013March 24th, 2013, 7:17 am EDT
Better get with it. Fishing season is about to begin. Reading season is almost over! :)LOL


Oh I know,and I've been fishing over upright wings since January. but the wind has been blowing here for a week with temps in the 30's. and it's supposed to snow here again tonight.

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