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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.

Dorsal view of a Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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DayTripper on Jun 7, 2013June 7th, 2013, 7:36 pm EDT
I am pretty sure this is a March Brown female but wanted to post here to confirm. I caught one with the egg sac hanging out a few minutes before, and then pulled in two mating pairs where the female had this red belly full of eggs. Pretty excited about it! Thanks!
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DayTripper on Jun 7, 2013June 7th, 2013, 8:25 pm EDT
Sure did, I've actually got a couple dozen different bugs I'm planning to post here for help on the ID, just don't want to blow the place up :)
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Oldredbarn on Jun 10, 2013June 10th, 2013, 1:50 pm EDT
Nice pic!

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