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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.

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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Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Mar 27, 2014March 27th, 2014, 8:06 am EDT
I was wondering since there are quite a few Forum members who live withn 200 miles of the Delaware if it might be possible to have a get together up there sometime between May 01 and June 30? I know of one cabin that can be rented for a very modest sum and it sleeps three. I also know of a couple other motels where the lodging won't require a bank loan.

I do know all the rivers; main stem, East & West branches, Beaverkill & Willowemoc intimately and would be glad to poing guys and gals in the right direction and/or go out and fish. There are a few lodges like Delaware River Club & West Branch Angler that rent drift boats and have lodging that sleeps 2 - 4 guys for fair prices.

A get together during the week would provide the most pleasure and the least competition. I can put up links to lodging and dining too. Anyone interested?

I have a two man kayak I'd loan out as well as a pontoon boat and of course I have the Hyde.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Oldredbarn
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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on Mar 27, 2014March 27th, 2014, 8:22 am EDT
I would be really interested Matt, but it couldn't be this year. Maybe next?

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Mar 27, 2014March 27th, 2014, 8:34 am EDT
Hi Spence,

Sure, God willing, 2015 is good maybe we could make it an annual event.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
JOHNW
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Chambersburg, PA

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JOHNW on Mar 27, 2014March 27th, 2014, 12:34 pm EDT
MAtt,
I would love to revisit the area with you however Spence has claimed a goodly portion of my annual allotment of "gone fishin days" especially in the timeframe you have specified. That being said I will definitely pencil in Troutnut Jam on the D 2015.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
Al514
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Central New York

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Al514 on Mar 28, 2014March 28th, 2014, 3:49 am EDT
I would be interested in meeting some people from the forum.

Count me in.
Martinlf
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Martinlf on Mar 28, 2014March 28th, 2014, 11:56 am EDT
Matt, keep me posted, and I'll try to get up then. If I remember correctly, Artie had some luck on the Delaware fishing a fly I sent him in '09 and I'd like to meet him to see if he's still fishing the pattern and to catch up in general.

Artie, the emerger--it's still working for me anyway. Hope all is well with you.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Al514
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Central New York

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Al514 on Mar 29, 2014March 29th, 2014, 4:41 pm EDT
Louis,

I still have that fly! It is sitting in one of my boxes...I remember seeing it last summer.

I only used it once...caught one nice Delaware fish on it, then retired it! I did use it as a model for some emergers I was tying at the time. I think I was specifically interested in the quill body.

I agree - it would be nice to meet/fish.
Smeador
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Prospect, VA

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Smeador on Mar 30, 2014March 30th, 2014, 12:49 pm EDT
I'd be very interested as I am venturing north for my first trip to the Little J the first of May. Please keep me in the loop as I'd love to fish with members of this board also.
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Mar 30, 2014March 30th, 2014, 2:31 pm EDT
Hello Smeador,

Are you aware that the Delaware is more than 200 miles northeast of the Little J?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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