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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 Holocentropus (Polycentropodidae) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to tentatively key to Holocentropus, although I can't make out the anal spines in Couplet 7 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae nor the dark bands in Couplet 4 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae, making me wonder if I went wrong somewhere in keying it out. I don't see where that could have happened, though. It might also be that it's a very immature larva and doesn't possess all the identifying characteristics in the key yet. If Holocentropus is correct, then Holocentropus flavus and Holocentropus interruptus are the two likely possibilities based on range, but I was not able to find a description of their larvae.
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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This discussion is about Clearwater Creek.

Clearwater Creek meanders in the distance.

From Clearwater Creek in Alaska

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Boatfan77 on Nov 12, 2013November 12th, 2013, 2:46 am EST
Brown trout form foundation of Clear Creek and Bear Greek recoveries
by CHARLIE MEYERS -Denver Post Outdoors Editor
you can read full article here http://www.craigmarine.info/accessories/fishing_equipment/Lifeisbutastream-Browntrout.htm
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Falsifly on Nov 12, 2013November 12th, 2013, 5:38 am EST
I'm reminded of the days I spent fishing out of and around the Denver metropolitan area, "72"-"82". I seem to recall vast stretches of lonely water. I wonder if it still holds true today?
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
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Gus on Jan 24, 2014January 24th, 2014, 8:57 am EST
I just moved from Golden Colorado and spent quite a bit of time on Clear creek. It was a blast to fish and I never saw another person on the sections I fished. As odd as this sounds I think it was because people though it was to accessible (especially the parts that followed I 70). Great dry fly action!
"How do you help that son of a bitch?"

"By taking him fishing"

-A River Runs Through It

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SwitchCaste on Jan 29, 2014January 29th, 2014, 9:53 am EST
Clear Creek is solid. You do want to be closer to Golden when you fish it right now, but overall it's ok. But Gus is right, it won't be crowded, not until peak at least. And you should keep an eye on this fishing report for Clear creek: http://www.rockymtanglers.com/Clear_Creek.riv It's one of the few that's actually updated on a regular basis and the stream flows are auto updated. Good stuff.
Tossing 'em farther than your father!

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