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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 Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
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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BoulderWork
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BoulderWork on Feb 22, 2015February 22nd, 2015, 7:56 am EST
PT --

I think your flies are attractive. However, I would like to gather feedback from you (your son) on how effective these particular designs work on the wild fish in the Catskills. I have my suspicions.

HLR
Planettrout
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Planettrout on Feb 23, 2015February 23rd, 2015, 4:49 am EST
PT --

I think your flies are attractive. However, I would like to gather feedback from you (your son) on how effective these particular designs work on the wild fish in the Catskills. I have my suspicions.

HLR


I'll report back after my son has had an opportunity to try the patterns I have tied for him. It seems to me that a bunch of the Emerger patterns seen here:

https://www.detteflies.com/catalog/14

...originated in places other than the Catskills...


PT/TB :-)
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Gutcutter
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Pennsylvania

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Gutcutter on Feb 23, 2015February 23rd, 2015, 3:52 pm EST
It seems to me that a bunch of the Emerger patterns seen here:
https://www.detteflies.com/catalog/14
...originated in places other than the Catskills...
PT/TB :-)


Good one!
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