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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 Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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Crepuscular on Sep 23, 2015September 23rd, 2015, 6:02 am EDT
A few trees are starting to change and dropping some leaves, the goldenrod is in full bloom. The October caddis and tiny Baetids are around. This guy is starting to color up and ate a #24 thorax dun.

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Jmd123 on Sep 23, 2015September 23rd, 2015, 9:40 am EDT
Beautiful fish there, Eric! Looks like he's thinking fall too - getting his spawning colors on.

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No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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Martinlf on Sep 23, 2015September 23rd, 2015, 12:46 pm EDT
Fine looking fish!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

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PaulRoberts on Sep 27, 2015September 27th, 2015, 4:32 am EDT
Oh my!
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Smuggler on Sep 29, 2015September 29th, 2015, 11:53 am EDT
What a fish!
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Oldredbarn on Sep 29, 2015September 29th, 2015, 2:37 pm EDT
Did it come from behind your magic rock on the famous bend, in that wonderful stream you took me to? :) I'll never forget that rainy, Henny filled afternoon, and all those trout who wanted to play along...Oh and the storm where we nearly died! :)

And the beers...Great day of fishing!

Spence


"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
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Crepuscular on Oct 1, 2015October 1st, 2015, 7:34 am EDT
Did it come from behind your magic rock on the famous bend, in that wonderful stream you took me to? :)

Spence




close by, in the neighborhood I suppose you could say, but not from the rock. I actually passed on two fish that were stationed at the rock. Figured I'd leave them alone, let them feel comfortable there. But I'll be back...one was pretty big...

yes Spence you have good karma, I'll go fishing with you anytime.
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Oldredbarn on Oct 1, 2015October 1st, 2015, 2:15 pm EDT
yes Spence you have good karma, I'll go fishing with you anytime.


That's good to know...:) There's always that fish I missed on the Letort...I'm letting him grow up a bit and we'll have to make another pass at him...The next time I'll just look up in the trees and pretend I'm watching the birds and let him take the hook..."Wait till I feel the weight!"

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
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RMlytle on Oct 5, 2015October 5th, 2015, 2:58 pm EDT
That is a gorgeous brown for sure! CT is getting a good dose of autumn now too, and the fish are starting to get aggressive. If there's anything I love more than dry fly fishing, it's streamer fishing!
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Feathers5 on Oct 6, 2015October 6th, 2015, 6:03 am EDT
Spence, do you mean Bruce's Rock?





Did it come from behind your magic rock on the famous bend, in that wonderful stream you took me to? :)

Spence




close by, in the neighborhood I suppose you could say, but not from the rock. I actually passed on two fish that were stationed at the rock. Figured I'd leave them alone, let them feel comfortable there. But I'll be back...one was pretty big...

yes Spence you have good karma, I'll go fishing with you anytime.
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Oldredbarn on Oct 6, 2015October 6th, 2015, 5:04 pm EDT
:) Hey Bruce. How ya been, mister? Haven't heard from you in awhile...Eaten any mayo covered hotdogs from Sheetz' lately? :)

I was getting a little suspicious about that rock, when I got up next to it, and read a small sign there that said, "It is unlawful to fish within a 10 yard radius of this stone without permission from Eric N...The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission."

That boys got tug!:)

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
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Crepuscular on Oct 6, 2015October 6th, 2015, 6:14 pm EDT
Spence, do you mean Bruce's Rock?


Bruce, you don't get a rock named after you just for falling over it and spooking all the fish...I was thinking of you two today as I was feeding rising fish a #18 caddis all within 30' of MY ROCK! I peed on it it's mine...actually a mink has claimed it. there were mink turds on it tonight so maybe it's his rock now...Mink Rock, I like the sound of that.

:)
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Feathers5 on Oct 7, 2015October 7th, 2015, 8:03 am EDT
Spence, do you mean Bruce's Rock?


Bruce, you don't get a rock named after you just for falling over it and spooking all the fish...I was thinking of you two today as I was feeding rising fish a #18 caddis all within 30' of MY ROCK! I peed on it it's mine...actually a mink has claimed it. there were mink turds on it tonight so maybe it's his rock now...Mink Rock, I like the sound of that.

:)


I wish you would have thought about me before you went fishing, Eric.
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Feathers5 on Oct 7, 2015October 7th, 2015, 8:05 am EDT
:) Hey Bruce. How ya been, mister? Haven't heard from you in awhile...Eaten any mayo covered hotdogs from Sheetz' lately? :)

I was getting a little suspicious about that rock, when I got up next to it, and read a small sign there that said, "It is unlawful to fish within a 10 yard radius of this stone without permission from Eric N...The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission."

That boys got tug!:)

Spence


Hot dogs, swiss cheese, and mayo; heaven on a bun. I hope you're well, Spence.

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