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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.

Dorsal view of a Pycnopsyche guttifera (Limnephilidae) (Great Autumn Brown Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen appears to be of the same species as this one collected in the same spot two months earlier. The identification of both is tentative. This one suffered some physical damage before being photographed, too, so the colors aren't totally natural. I was mostly photographing it to test out some new camera setting idea, which worked really well for a couple of closeups.
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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Roguerat on Nov 5, 2013November 5th, 2013, 6:43 am EST
I'm wondering what to do with some hair I was recently bequeathed, in terms of tying and not for my fading-fast noggin. (God gave some guys perfect heads, to the others He gave hair...).
Seriously, I've now got lion mane, zebra, what appears to be antelope, and some other odds and ends from various African species. A friend's mother got this stuff from a member of her clan, thought of me, and now I"m pondering on what can be tied using these new materials as substitutes.
I'll be hitting the pattern books and websites this weekend, maybe whip up a 'Simba Sculpin' or two!

tight lines,


I Peter 5:7 'Cast your cares upon Him...'

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