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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 Neoleptophlebia (Leptophlebiidae) Mayfly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Some characteristics from the microscope images for the tentative species id: The postero-lateral projections are found only on segment 9, not segment 8. Based on the key in Jacobus et al. (2014), it appears to key to Neoleptophlebia adoptiva or Neoleptophlebia heteronea, same as this specimen with pretty different abdominal markings. However, distinguishing between those calls for comparing the lengths of the second and third segment of the labial palp, and this one (like the other one) only seems to have two segments. So I'm stuck on them both. It's likely that the fact that they're immature nymphs stymies identification in some important way.
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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Crozetian
Crozet, VA

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Crozetian on Feb 11, 2020February 11th, 2020, 5:13 am EST
Interested to hear if anyone has any experience fishing Edwards Run near Capon Bridge, West Virginia. I'm planning a trip up to my brother's cabin nearby and thought I'd fish the run a couple days. Just curious if anyone had any insight into the stream.

Thanks.
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Feb 11, 2020February 11th, 2020, 8:49 am EST
I've never heard of it. Maybe others have.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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