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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.

Lateral view of a Female Sweltsa borealis (Chloroperlidae) (Boreal Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from Harris Creek in Washington
I was not fishing, but happened to be at an unrelated social event on a hill above this tiny creek (which I never even saw) when this stonefly flew by me. I assume it came from there. Some key characteristics are tricky to follow, but process of elimination ultimately led me to Sweltsa borealis. It is reassuringly similar to this specimen posted by Bob Newell years ago. It is also so strikingly similar to this nymph from the same river system that I'm comfortable identifying that nymph from this adult. I was especially pleased with the closeup photo of four mites parasitizing this one.
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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Alaxpol
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Alaxpol on Dec 12, 2018December 12th, 2018, 2:43 am EST
Give me some basic Instruction about fly fishing. I don't know about fly fishing.............
Wbranch
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Wbranch on Dec 12, 2018December 12th, 2018, 10:04 am EST
Alaxapol wrote;

Give me some basic Instruction about fly fishing. I don't know about fly fishing.............


Get a fly pole and a winch and some line and start flailing it back and forth and that is fly casting.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Iasgair
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Iasgair on Dec 19, 2018December 19th, 2018, 5:11 am EST
Alaxpol, where do you live? What do you intend on fishing for? Are you more interested in lakes or river/creek fishing? Or perhaps salt water?

The answer to these questions will help us help you better. And we would like to help you.

By the way, welcome to the forum.

Wbranch
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Wbranch on Dec 20, 2018December 20th, 2018, 1:26 am EST
Isagair,

Based on the initial content I think the OP is not being serious.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Iasgair
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Iasgair on Dec 20, 2018December 20th, 2018, 4:55 am EST
Isagair,

Based on the initial content I think the OP is not being serious.


I have seen less from new posts, and they were serious because they didn't know what to ask till lead in the right direction. Then you couldn't stop them from asking questions.

But you could be right Matt, that crossed my mind as well.

Either way, just trying to be helpful.

You'll find fish in water. Is that more like it? Ha ha.
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Dec 20, 2018December 20th, 2018, 5:57 am EST
Isagair,

You'll find fish in water. Is that more like it? Ha ha.


Yes, much better.

Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Iasgair
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Colorado

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Iasgair on Dec 24, 2018December 24th, 2018, 4:31 am EST
Isagair,

Based on the initial content I think the OP is not being serious.



Well Matt, it's been about a week and no response from the O.P.. Looks like you nailed that one on the head.

I just can't understand why people do things like this. What kind of satisfaction do they get?

Please, no one answer that, because it isn't worth the time trying to explain.

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