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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 Kogotus (Perlodidae) Stonefly Nymph from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this ID.
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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Gus on Mar 2, 2015March 2nd, 2015, 8:48 am EST
I know it's not a prolific topic on this site but out here in the west we do spey cast for trout and there is some confusion about what the different lines are. Here is a link to an article my buddy wrote.

http://www.jsrods.com/blog/
"How do you help that son of a bitch?"

"By taking him fishing"

-A River Runs Through It

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