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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 Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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Tctrout
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Tctrout on Jul 30, 2014July 30th, 2014, 12:01 pm EDT
My new website went live last week, and I wanted to share it all in this forum. I have had my YouTube channel for a few years, but felt that the videos would be more helpful if they were categorized in a better method. It took some time, but I am pleased with the final product, and hope everyone here enjoys it!

If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. I added a page for the newest tutorials (based off a buddy's suggestion), as well as another for my videos with the most views.

The link is: http://www.troutandfeather.com

Thanks,

TC
Kschaefer3
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St. Paul, MN

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Kschaefer3 on Jul 30, 2014July 30th, 2014, 12:35 pm EDT
Very nice website! For a novice like me, many of those videos will be very useful.
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on Jul 30, 2014July 30th, 2014, 2:12 pm EDT
Kyle, you're no novice, I've seen some of the fish you've caught!!

;oD

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
Lastchance
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Lastchance on Jul 30, 2014July 30th, 2014, 2:14 pm EDT
Nice site. There are some variations on patterns that I've not seen. It should be helpful for many people.
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St. Paul, MN

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Kschaefer3 on Jul 31, 2014July 31st, 2014, 5:44 am EDT
Kyle, you're no novice, I've seen some of the fish you've caught!!

;oD

Jonathon

If you saw the dry flies I've attempted to tie, you may have a different take :).
Tctrout
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Tctrout on Jul 31, 2014July 31st, 2014, 12:33 pm EDT
Thanks everyone; I really appreciate the kind comments. If you have any suggestions, please let me know as I want to ensure that the site is useful for all.

TC
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Martinlf on Jul 31, 2014July 31st, 2014, 7:08 pm EDT
Timmy, finally found a few minutes to look at the site. Great work. Kyle, fish like 'em scruffy. I'll bet your dries are more fishable than you might think.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Tctrout
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Tctrout on Aug 11, 2014August 11th, 2014, 3:13 pm EDT
Thanks for the comments, Martin...hope the fishing has been well. I just got back from vacation and have a few brookie spots calling my name!

TC

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