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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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Smuggler on Sep 30, 2015September 30th, 2015, 11:14 am EDT
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Making a trip to Roscoe NY next weekend, hopefully these will take since fish.
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Wbranch on Sep 30, 2015September 30th, 2015, 2:27 pm EDT
Good luck.
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Crepuscular on Oct 1, 2015October 1st, 2015, 7:37 am EDT
nice Eric. If we get the weather they are predicting, it may be a little dicey up there...
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Wbranch on Oct 1, 2015October 1st, 2015, 4:30 pm EDT
The forecast for Saturday is a high of 48 degrees and a 60% chance of showers. More like steelhead weather than trout fishing. The flow was 1100 cfs yesterday and down to 315 cfs today.
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Smuggler on Oct 2, 2015October 2nd, 2015, 5:34 am EDT
Oh I think we'll be ok :)
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Oldredbarn on Oct 2, 2015October 2nd, 2015, 6:10 am EDT
Eric,

To the other Eric (Crepuscular) and I, really bad weather just means bar food and beer, followed by all night tying sessions back in the room with more beer, and a lot of beer induced fishing BS. :)

"Yeah Spence, the way Datus Proper ties that wing is pretty and all, but too damn difficult. I just wrap the damn thing and snip off the bottom hackles
With scissors. Done!"

Spence replies, "Damn! Must be time to go to bed. These are our last two beers. Hell! It's almost time for Jonas to make our breakfast."

Spence
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Smuggler on Oct 2, 2015October 2nd, 2015, 7:01 am EDT
Haha yep, that's all too familiar!

By Jonas I'm assuming you mean from the Feathered Hook? Isn't he just a peach? I love that shop.
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Crepuscular on Oct 2, 2015October 2nd, 2015, 7:37 am EDT

"Yeah Spence, the way Datus Proper ties that wing is pretty and all, but too damn difficult. I just wrap the damn thing and snip off the bottom hackles
With scissors. Done!"
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I feel bad for the guy, someone should have given him a pair of scissors. ;)

Maybe I should write a book, "What the Drunk Fly Tier Said"...
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Smuggler on Oct 2, 2015October 2nd, 2015, 7:54 am EDT
It would sell. ;)
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Oldredbarn on Oct 2, 2015October 2nd, 2015, 8:07 am EDT
Actually, you would of had to have been there. :)

Jonas...Yes. I have a friend that goes there from here every year for Drakes. He likes to tell people that if you did a police style line up of guys, including Jonas, and you asked which one's the fly shop owner or which one's heading off to jail tomorrow, Jonas would be the latter. :)

He is a lot of fun, and cooks up a mean breakfast! Even for this vegetarian...Though I was concerned when he said, just sit down and don't look at the stove...:)


Maybe I should write a book, "What the Drunk Fly Tier Said"...


Maybe there are times when you shouldn't be playing with scissors...You think? :)

Spence
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"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
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Smuggler on Oct 2, 2015October 2nd, 2015, 9:18 am EDT
Haha! That made me laugh. He's something. I need to get back up there this year yet.
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