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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 Zapada cinctipes (Nemouridae) (Tiny Winter Black) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Nymphs of this species were fairly common in late-winter kick net samples from the upper Yakima River. Although I could not find a key to species of Zapada nymphs, a revision of the Nemouridae family by Baumann (1975) includes the following helpful sentence: "2 cervical gills on each side of midline, 1 arising inside and 1 outside of lateral cervical sclerites, usually single and elongate, sometimes constricted but with 3 or 4 branches arising beyond gill base in Zapada cinctipes." This specimen clearly has the branches and is within the range of that species.
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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Wiflyfisher on Jun 4, 2016June 4th, 2016, 6:15 am EDT
SALMONFLY FESTIVAL

WHEN:
Sunday, June 26th, 2016
8:00am - 6:00pm

WHERE:
Campfire Lodge
155 Campfire Lane
West Yellowsone, Montana
"On the Madison River between Hebgen & Quake Lakes"

EVENT:
- Raffle & Silent Auction featuring original artwork from Bern Sundell
- Manufacturer Reps from Hardy, Montana Fly Co., Hodgeman, Fenwick and more
- Chat with expert fly fishing guides from the Madison River & YNP areas
- Fly casting demonstrations & instructions
- Fly tying demonstrations from fly fishing legends: Bob Jacklin, Dave Reese & Kelly Galloup
- Fly Rod Casting Competition
- World famous Ennis artists Bern & Lexi Sundell

Proceeds benefiting Warriors Afield & the Madison River Foundation

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