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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 Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
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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Dryfly
rochester mn

Posts: 133
Dryfly on Aug 20, 2007August 20th, 2007, 12:09 pm EDT
Southeast Minnesota was ravaged by floods this weekend. Their was an incredible 16 inches of rain in a 24 hour period in a town called Lewiston. Six people have died in the flood waters. There is one marginal stream that I'm very concerned about. It doesn't have very good natural reproduction to begin with and when i saw boulders 50 feet or more on the bank i don't think the trout could have done very well, let alone the streams invertabrate population.
http://www.startribune.com/10136/gallery/1371067.html
go to that page and check out some photos
BxRxTxK
western NC

Posts: 29
BxRxTxK on Aug 20, 2007August 20th, 2007, 1:03 pm EDT
sorry to hear that...
good luck to all the MN heads out there...

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