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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 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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Upstate NY

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Catskilljon on Mar 4, 2014March 4th, 2014, 3:23 pm EST
Numbers 1 and 2...
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Numbers 3 and 4...
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And numbers 5 and 6...
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Atherton didn't name his flies, he simply gave them numbers. These are referred to as "Atherton's 6" All are tied on vintage Bergman yellow box hooks, size 12's. CJ
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Northern CA & ID

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Entoman on Mar 4, 2014March 4th, 2014, 7:10 pm EST
Ah! The traditional Catskill method. Nicely done...
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
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Chambersburg, PA

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JOHNW on Mar 5, 2014March 5th, 2014, 12:15 pm EST
Something about classic Catskills that I just love.
Nice tied flies there CJ.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn

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