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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.

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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Nwflycast on Nov 25, 2016November 25th, 2016, 2:15 pm EST
I am planning a trip to Italy next June. I have selected my rivers in and around Tuscany. What are the public access rules for rivers in Italy. Is the land private and you need to get permission for river access, are there river easement like in Montana, can you access most of the rivers through Italy's equivalent of national parks, etc.. Any help would be most appreciated.
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Nov 27, 2016November 27th, 2016, 6:47 am EST
I know from a fellow who builds rods in Italy that most trout fly fishers travel north to Slovenia and Croatia for their trout fishing. On river I remember is called the Gacka. It is a huge spring creek.

Regarding your access questions you might try Googling those key words.

Edit; Dec 07, 2016

Since I made my post I looed at a YouTube video of trout fishing in Tuscany and I can see now where there is some lovely water, and really uniquely spotted, brown trout there. I think I also saw a picture of a European grayling. Catching a couple nice 15"-16" grayling would make the trip fantastic.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Fairmont, WV

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Mikeray1986 on Dec 7, 2016December 7th, 2016, 3:46 am EST
I've read about trout fishing in the region Molise. Its a rural area that my grandmother is from. Post pics when you return please! I'd love to fish europe.
Michael A. Ray

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