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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.

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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Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

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CaseyP on Aug 7, 2017August 7th, 2017, 8:11 am EDT
a couple of years ago, a nice fellow posted on here that he had a set of bug identification pages that anyone was welcome to download and use.
i did.
i printed out a complete set on waterproof paper, put them in a binder, and when the Casting for Recovery ladies went on our "Bug Walk" to learn a little bit of aquatic entomology, this book was a great resource. the ladies would bring their little pans and buckets to the table and figure out what they had. the waterproof paper meant that drips didn't matter.
does anyone remember this? can anyone point me to the thread? i'd like to say thank you again.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Aug 7, 2017August 7th, 2017, 10:58 am EDT

Here are a few links you might like;




The first two links seem to only have pictures of the nymphal stage of aquatic insects. I didn't see any winged adults but I didn't really explore the web site very thoroughly either.


Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Healdsburg, CA

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Millcreek on Aug 7, 2017August 7th, 2017, 12:46 pm EDT
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
-Albert Einstein
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Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

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CaseyP on Aug 22, 2017August 22nd, 2017, 8:33 am EDT
Thanks, Mill Creek--that was it exactly!
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra

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