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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.

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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Report at a Glance

General RegionElk & Twenty Mile
Specific LocationAround Folly's End
Dates FishedSunday through Tuesday 10/19 - 10/21
Time of Day8:00 - 4:00
Fish CaughtLots of steelhead
Conditions & HatchesSunday - stained and high, Monday perfect, Tuesday stained and very high.

Details and Discussion

Tampa, Florida

Posts: 6
Corey on Aug 26, 2015August 26th, 2015, 6:37 pm EDT
All of those steelies look great, i don't how you managed to hold on to the rod for 10 smokers, let alone 20 that's truly an amazing day, im jealous lol.

When I caught my beast I think it was about 4pm in March and maybe two other people on the entire creek. Allowed me to run up and down the creek "easily" with the fish haha.

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