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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.

Dorsal view of a Zapada cinctipes (Nemouridae) (Tiny Winter Black) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Nymphs of this species were fairly common in late-winter kick net samples from the upper Yakima River. Although I could not find a key to species of Zapada nymphs, a revision of the Nemouridae family by Baumann (1975) includes the following helpful sentence: "2 cervical gills on each side of midline, 1 arising inside and 1 outside of lateral cervical sclerites, usually single and elongate, sometimes constricted but with 3 or 4 branches arising beyond gill base in Zapada cinctipes." This specimen clearly has the branches and is within the range of that species.
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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Flytyerinpa on Nov 12, 2017November 12th, 2017, 4:53 am EST
Wondering if anybody went to the fly show in Lancaster Pa and what they thought of it ? 11-11-17
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Wbranch on Nov 12, 2017November 12th, 2017, 8:35 am EST
I was unaware there was a fly fishing show in Lancaster. In prior years it was held in late February or early March.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Flytyerinpa on Nov 12, 2017November 12th, 2017, 3:38 pm EST
Hi Wbranch,
They use to have it in Somerset NJ in November and another one in Jan. every year, somebody told me they were tearing down the building where they use to have it, then I get an e-mail from Chuck saying they were moving it to Lancaster.


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Afishinado on Nov 12, 2017November 12th, 2017, 10:35 pm EST
The fall fly tyers show was moved from Somerset, NJ to Lancaster. It was held this past weekend.

The Somerset Fly-fishing show was moved to Edison NJ and will be held Jan 26th-28th.

There is also a Fly-fishing show held in Lancaster on March 3rd-4th.

Here is the info page on all shows: http://flyfishingshow.com/edison-nj/

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