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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.

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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Jsff75 on Dec 17, 2015December 17th, 2015, 9:35 am EST

Let's discuss, what do you do when your going to fly fish new rivers?
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Entoman on Dec 18, 2015December 18th, 2015, 6:10 pm EST
Normally it is the policy of this forum to delete blatant advertising, but your approach is intriguing... Assuming sincerity in your interest to join our forum, only your link has been deleted. Discussion on the interesting question you raised Is certainly encouraged.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
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Los Angeles, CA / Pullman, WA

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Planettrout on Dec 19, 2015December 19th, 2015, 5:23 am EST
What did your Grandmother teach you Joe ?

When I got serious about this, on the Roaring Fork, forty years ago, Chuck and Georges made a point of instructing me to find out exactly what is in the biomass at any given time, imitate it and proceed from there.

Teh Google makes that a lot easier these days... :0)

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