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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.

Artistic view of a Perlodidae (Springflies and Yellow Stones) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to lead to Couplet 35 of the Key to Genera of Perlodidae Nymphs and the genus Isoperla, but I'm skeptical that's correct based on the general look. I need to get it under the microscope to review several choices in the key, and it'll probably end up a different Perlodidae.
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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Troutnut on Jun 19, 2013June 19th, 2013, 8:45 pm EDT
I just ran across this old column from 2004 in which Dave Barry describes a fly fishing trip. I've been a fan of his columns since high school so I found it really amusing.

I think he should have stuck with it a bit longer and mastered casting, so he could put the fly right over the trout's "bloop" and have the satisfaction of knowing the trout really did see the fly before rejecting it.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
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Taxon on Jun 19, 2013June 19th, 2013, 10:07 pm EDT
Hi Jason-

Yes, an extremely humorous read; thanks for sharing.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck

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