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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 Neoleptophlebia (Leptophlebiidae) Mayfly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Some characteristics from the microscope images for the tentative species id: The postero-lateral projections are found only on segment 9, not segment 8. Based on the key in Jacobus et al. (2014), it appears to key to Neoleptophlebia adoptiva or Neoleptophlebia heteronea, same as this specimen with pretty different abdominal markings. However, distinguishing between those calls for comparing the lengths of the second and third segment of the labial palp, and this one (like the other one) only seems to have two segments. So I'm stuck on them both. It's likely that the fact that they're immature nymphs stymies identification in some important way.
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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Flyfisher06
argyle ny near saratoga

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Flyfisher06 on Aug 2, 2007August 2nd, 2007, 1:58 pm EDT
Next weekend August 10 I am going to Basye Va for a week vacation I would like to do some flyfishing while there I prefer medium to big waters can anyone help Basye is along interstate 81 near front royal would prefer not to travel far Thank you Todd
IF I am not flyfishing or bird hunting I must be doing something bad like working !!
JOHNW
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Chambersburg, PA

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JOHNW on Aug 3, 2007August 3rd, 2007, 10:28 am EDT
Not exceedingly familiar with the area but I think most of the trout fishing is smaller wateers in the National Park. The exchange is some pretty phenominal smallmouth fishing on the Shenandoah and it's branches.
Check with Harry Murray www.murraysflyshop.com for more info.

Better known trout streams of the general area include the Rapidan.
John
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Smallstream
State College, PA

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Smallstream on Aug 3, 2007August 3rd, 2007, 3:21 pm EDT
mossy creek near harrisonburg is a famous spring creek that is full of trout
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Aug 4, 2007August 4th, 2007, 5:32 am EDT
I'll second JohnW's advice to check with Harry Murray.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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