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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.

Lateral view of a Clostoeca disjuncta (Limnephilidae) (Northern Caddisfly) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one was surprisingly straightforward to identify. The lack of a sclerite at the base of the lateral hump narrows the field quite a bit, and the other options followed fairly obvious characteristics to Clostoeca, which only has one species, Clostoeca disjuncta.
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
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Crepuscular on Nov 24, 2015November 24th, 2015, 9:40 am EST
keeping with the caddis theme of late. Here's a Pycnopsyche adult from early October:

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Martinlf on Nov 24, 2015November 24th, 2015, 5:31 pm EST
Beautiful photo.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Oldredbarn on Nov 26, 2015November 26th, 2015, 4:37 am EST
Very nice! You actually found a free moment when your hands were free of shot-gun, and cane rod, to pick up the camera...

Thanks!

Spence
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Lastchance
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Lastchance on Nov 26, 2015November 26th, 2015, 5:26 am EST
keeping with the caddis theme of late. Here's a Pycnopsyche adult from early October:



Great photo, Eric.
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Oldredbarn on Nov 27, 2015November 27th, 2015, 7:04 am EST
Nice classic reel...

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
Crepuscular
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Crepuscular on Nov 27, 2015November 27th, 2015, 10:18 am EST
Nice classic reel...

Spence


yeah. modern day classic...I wish they made a 2.75"version.

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