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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 Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Boiling Springs, PA

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Crepuscular on May 29, 2016May 29th, 2016, 6:43 am EDT
Had a few good evening sessions with Litobrancha recurvata duns and spinners this past week. while many in Central PA were looking for a spot to fish amongst the hoards while chasing green drakes on Penns, I was alone with these massive flies, and rising wild fish.

Kschaefer3
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St. Paul, MN

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Kschaefer3 on May 30, 2016May 30th, 2016, 8:29 am EDT
Had a few good evening sessions with Litobrancha recurvata duns and spinners this past week. while many in Central PA were looking for a spot to fish amongst the hoards while chasing green drakes on Penns, I was alone with these massive flies, and rising wild fish.


Solitude, big bugs and rising fish...does it get any better?
Feathers5
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Feathers5 on May 31, 2016May 31st, 2016, 4:53 am EDT
Lucky are you!
Oldredbarn
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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on May 31, 2016May 31st, 2016, 2:11 pm EDT
As always...Nice photo, sir! What we called here the Early Hex.

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