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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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Healdsburg, CA

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Millcreek on Dec 25, 2017December 25th, 2017, 4:26 am EST
These have all been taken from the Russian River within the last month. First from the top are photos of some Baetis tricaudatus and Baetis alius, next are Pteronarcys californica and Isoperla pinta, then a Chimarra sp. and last an Ameletus sp.
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on Jan 2, 2018January 2nd, 2018, 6:53 am EST
Nice to think that there's a bunch of those still alive right now under all that ice around here, including the Au Sable!

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

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