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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 Holocentropus (Polycentropodidae) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to tentatively key to Holocentropus, although I can't make out the anal spines in Couplet 7 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae nor the dark bands in Couplet 4 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae, making me wonder if I went wrong somewhere in keying it out. I don't see where that could have happened, though. It might also be that it's a very immature larva and doesn't possess all the identifying characteristics in the key yet. If Holocentropus is correct, then Holocentropus flavus and Holocentropus interruptus are the two likely possibilities based on range, but I was not able to find a description of their larvae.
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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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on May 18, 2020May 18th, 2020, 5:14 pm EDT
A few pictures of my best buddy. Maybe my wife and I will get another kitty but her recent passing is still very fresh in our hearts.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on May 18, 2020May 18th, 2020, 10:46 pm EDT
OMG Matt what a cutie...looks extremely soft & cuddly, like my Leo was. BIG green eyes lookin' at ya. Yes, I will get another cat, one will come to me looking for a home like the others did...but it won't be Leo.

R.I.P. to all those furry ones who have touched our lives and made them immensely better.

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

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Martinlf on May 19, 2020May 19th, 2020, 8:50 am EDT
Sorry for your loss, Matt. I remember meeting her.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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