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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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Green River Wyoming

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Parsond on Apr 9, 2015April 9th, 2015, 7:29 am EDT
Hey everyone. New guy on the block here. My name is Daniel and I live in SW Wyoming. I am a HS teacher and work in the summer/weeks as a fly fishing guide. Anyone from my neck of the woods here?

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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Apr 9, 2015April 9th, 2015, 10:51 am EDT
Welcome, Daniel. Sounds like a great life. What do you teach? I don't know if we have anyone from your neck of the woods on the forum, but after looking at the fish you posted, I'm considering moving up there.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on Apr 9, 2015April 9th, 2015, 12:37 pm EDT
Hey Daniel, from one teacher to another, brother! I teach Intro Biology, and during the summer Field Biology, up here at Alpena Community College, and get to live in trout-fishing country myself, though my small-stream trout aren't nearly as large as your big-river bruisers there. Welcome to the site, you'll learn a lot, probably teach at least a little, and have a lot of FUN on here. Feel free to post pics anytime, it's always fun to see what our fellow Troutnuts are catching (and on what exactly). See my latest post...

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Apr 9, 2015April 9th, 2015, 3:39 pm EDT
Hi Daniel,

Welcome to Troutnut and the Forum! Great bunch of guys here too. I can't say for sure but I believe many of the forum contributors are from east of the Mississippi.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Upstate NY

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Catskilljon on Apr 9, 2015April 9th, 2015, 6:54 pm EDT
Welcome man...if you like bugs your going to love it here! CJ
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Feathers5 on Apr 10, 2015April 10th, 2015, 5:46 am EDT
Hi Daniel from South Central, PA.

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