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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 Kogotus (Perlodidae) Stonefly Nymph from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this ID.
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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Bowmandjk
erie,penna

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Bowmandjk on Jun 14, 2007June 14th, 2007, 9:07 am EDT
i hear on the salmon river in new york that they are using a florecent fly called the ampfly i was wondering how they would work on lake erie steelheads if anyone has knowledge of this fly and how to tie it or a photo i would sure like to give it a try thanks dave kensinger dsdreamteam@verizon.net a day on the water is priceless good fishing
Shawnny3
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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Shawnny3 on Jun 14, 2007June 14th, 2007, 2:29 pm EDT
OK, this is the third thread in a week about glow-in-the-dark flies. Did World War III already happen and I just missed the news? Or are all you PA boys just used to fishing off Three Mile Island?

Sorry, Bowmandjk, for the sarcasm - you don't deserve it (though Louis does for starting all this nonsense). I have heard of fluorescent flies doing well up there, although I can't say I've never fished them myself. I seem to remember a popular one that looked like a big stonefly nymph with a fluorescent green body and black hackle and wingcase, but my memory is pretty poor. I should really just shut up and let more knowledgable voices guide you...

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com

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