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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.

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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Kevcarr59
Texas

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Kevcarr59 on Mar 11, 2017March 11th, 2017, 4:14 am EST
Having been on the sidelines for almost 15 years, I'm getting a second trip to Norfork Tailwater next month. Digging out the old rods/reels I found 3 of my better rods. A Diamondback American 804, Scientific Anglers 9' 6 wt, and a little Cortland 6' GRF 1000 3/4 wt.

What I'm most interested in is the reel I've got, it's a White River Conservationist #2. I'm trying to find a spare spool for it, since I'd like to be able to switch it between rods, if I can. I vaguely remember that they were going to discontinue the reel, but I've only been to Bass Pro Shops once, so I don't know for sure.

Any help will be appreciated...

Kevin
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Mar 11, 2017March 11th, 2017, 11:38 pm EST
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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