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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 Skwala (Perlodidae) (Large Springfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This Skwala nymph still has a couple months left to go before hatching, but it's still a good representative of its species, which was extremely abundant in my sample for a stonefly of this size. It's obvious why the Yakima is known for its Skwala hatch.
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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Crepuscular on Jun 2, 2017June 2nd, 2017, 2:38 am EDT
Been busy around here. Lots of fishing. Lots of bugs and rising fish. So far it's been a great spring. All dry fly fish...
















































That's enough for now...
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jun 2, 2017June 2nd, 2017, 3:13 am EDT
I'm assuming you were on Penns? What is the very first mayfly on the butt of the cane rod? Wow! you really had some fantastic dry fly fishing. It looks like the water is right up in the grass - how was the wading? Are the drakes over? They have started on the Delaware but only way down river around Calicoon.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Crepuscular on Jun 2, 2017June 2nd, 2017, 5:15 am EDT
The photos are from several streams and rivers in PA and NY. The first mayfly pictured is a Hendrickson spinner.
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Wbranch on Jun 2, 2017June 2nd, 2017, 6:31 am EDT
Well then that picture must of been taken at least a few weeks ago. Nice pictures. What kind of fly reel is on the rod?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Crepuscular on Jun 2, 2017June 2nd, 2017, 6:53 am EDT
I think that photo is an older one, however I will say that the first fish I caught on a hendrickson was on March 9th and the last was on May 18th. So without checking the date of the photo, it's from sometime between those dates. The reel is an Abel BG .5
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Roguerat on Jun 2, 2017June 2nd, 2017, 7:08 am EDT
Eric,

NICE fish, nice flies, I'm a little envious and ask forgiveness...

and I've got a ways to go in image quality so far as posting on the site; a cell-phone camera shot, taken by my long-suffering, bank-sitting spouse just doesn't cut it.

tight lines,

Roguerat

'Less is more...'

Ludwig Mies Vande Rohe
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Martinlf on Jun 2, 2017June 2nd, 2017, 7:11 am EDT
Beautiful artistic compositions. Thanks for sharing these, Eric.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Oldredbarn on Jun 12, 2017June 12th, 2017, 5:51 am EDT
Nice damn day off there mister!!! Next time you're off to play hooky how's about a call?! ;)

Your bug pics are always cool, but that sixth pic is down right artistic...Maybe you missed another calling? Lets see, is that the third or fourth calling you have missed? ;)

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on Jun 12, 2017June 12th, 2017, 7:39 am EDT
Very nice Eric! I hadn't seen the full series before, pretty looking fish and nice flies. Our spring has been cold, wet, and windy...we've gotten rid of the cold and the wet finally but that wind...well, it's evening season now so hopefully as the sun goes down things will get a bit calmer.

That might be one reason Rogue is envious, and I am too!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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