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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 Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
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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Crepuscular on Dec 16, 2013December 16th, 2013, 6:35 am EST
In my non fishing life, this is what I do. If you get a chance check this out and see what can be accomplished at a watershed level. It takes many interested and dedicated parties (and funding), but it works. http://vimeo.com/80934305
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PaulRoberts on Dec 16, 2013December 16th, 2013, 2:45 pm EST
Very nice video, Eric. Nice to see a green landscape with people on it that can afford to care.
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Oldredbarn on Dec 16, 2013December 16th, 2013, 4:37 pm EST
Nice production! This is the kind of positive, practical, results oriented work we need to see. An advertisement for/from the environmentalist community. Don't beat folks over the head and point fingers. Shows them how the little things can add up to something big. It can be done!

Thanks sir! I'm forwarding this link on to some people here in Michigan. A model for how it's done.

Thanks! Eric. Nice stuff.

Spence
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Crepuscular on Dec 16, 2013December 16th, 2013, 5:54 pm EST
Very nice video, Eric. Nice to see a green landscape with people on it that can afford to care.


Thanks Paul. I hear what you're saying and yes we take a lot for granted here.
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Crepuscular on Dec 17, 2013December 17th, 2013, 2:39 am EST
Nice production! This is the kind of positive, practical, results oriented work we need to see. An advertisement for/from the environmentalist community. Don't beat folks over the head and point fingers. Shows them how the little things can add up to something big. It can be done!

Thanks sir! I'm forwarding this link on to some people here in Michigan. A model for how it's done.

Thanks! Eric. Nice stuff.

Spence


Thanks Spence. The people at PSU did a really nice job with the video. I just do the bugs, coordinate some streambank restoration and manage some people for that particular project, but it really does illustrate what can be accomplished when there are enough parties that are willing to work together toward a common goal. We definitely benefit from being in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, some funding is there do actually do some work.

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