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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
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Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

Lateral view of a Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This wild-looking little thing completely puzzled me. At first I was thinking beetle or month larva, until I got a look at the pictures on the computer screen. I made a couple of incorrect guesses before entomologist Greg Courtney pointed me in the right direction with Psychodidae. He suggested a possible genus of Thornburghiella, but could not rule out some other members of the tribe Pericomini.
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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Fishnflies
Kansas City, Kansas

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Fishnflies on Sep 22, 2014September 22nd, 2014, 11:16 am EDT
Here's a picture of a big brown I caught just a couple days ago at a local hot spot. See more pictures and videos of my fishing endeavors at www.fishnflies.com
Picture Link - http://www.fishnflies.com/#!A-Local-September-Brown-6-lbs/zoom/cc0e/image1e5p
Kschaefer3
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St. Paul, MN

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Kschaefer3 on Sep 22, 2014September 22nd, 2014, 11:40 am EDT
Nice big fish! Is that on a tailwater?

Far too many people in sight for my taste. I regularly trade in quality of fishing (either size or quantity) for solitude. Hard to argue with a 6 lb brown though.
Falsifly
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Hayward, WI.

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Falsifly on Sep 22, 2014September 22nd, 2014, 12:42 pm EDT
Nice fish Tom.
Far too many people in sight for my taste.

Be that as it may how gratifying it is to pull a fish like that with a crowd in attendance.
Falsifly
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."
Kschaefer3
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St. Paul, MN

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Kschaefer3 on Sep 22, 2014September 22nd, 2014, 12:56 pm EDT
Nice fish Tom.
Far too many people in sight for my taste.

Be that as it may how gratifying it is to pull a fish like that with a crowd in attendance.

I would feel like BSD, that's for sure. To me, actually less gratifying than being in the middle of nowhere on my own or with a good friend. My thought process might not be normal though (generally, not only in this situation).
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colorado

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Gus on Sep 22, 2014September 22nd, 2014, 2:28 pm EDT
Nice Brown!
That is a serious crowd behind you. Hope y'all were all friends.
"How do you help that son of a bitch?"

"By taking him fishing"

-A River Runs Through It

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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Sep 22, 2014September 22nd, 2014, 5:41 pm EDT
I'm pretty sure this picture was taken in one of the many spring creeks in Missouri that are 100% put and take. Most of them have hatcheries located right on the spring creek and they are stocked very frequently. I know a fellow from MO who told me about them and he said they are always crowded and there is not very much in the way of rising trout.

These spring creeks are actually called "Trout Parks". Does that kind of give you an idea it isn't very natural??

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Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Kschaefer3
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St. Paul, MN

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Kschaefer3 on Sep 23, 2014September 23rd, 2014, 10:03 am EDT
he said they are always crowded and there is not very much in the way of rising trout.
Isn't this true of most stocked fish?

I even remember Kurt commenting on the board that wild steelhead have a greater propensity to rise in the water column than their hatchery brethren.
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Sep 23, 2014September 23rd, 2014, 6:30 pm EDT
Hello Kyle,

Isn't this true of most stocked fish?



Not at all. If the stream in which hatchery fish are stocked has good numbers of aquatic insects once the hatchery fish become acclimated to that environment they will rise as freely as wild fish.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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