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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 Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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JohnR has attached this picture to aid in identification. The message is below.
JohnR
Eagle River, Alaska

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JohnR on Jun 9, 2017June 9th, 2017, 2:56 pm EDT
We live some distance from Eagle River. Been raining quite a bit off and on this past week. Some patches of standing water out back of our home. Today's visitor.
Millcreek
Healdsburg, CA

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Millcreek on Jun 9, 2017June 9th, 2017, 3:53 pm EDT
Looks like a Lacewing. You can see a specimen here:http://bugguide.net/node/view/1370384/bgimage
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JohnR
Eagle River, Alaska

Posts: 4
JohnR on Jun 17, 2017June 17th, 2017, 5:53 pm EDT
Thank you for the information. The bug guide www site, will be useful in the future.

Good fishing to all !

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