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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 Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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By Troutnut on May 30th, 2020
On my way back to Fairbanks from fishing, the area around Cantwell produced the same kinds of dramatic views it always does under Alaska's midnight sun.

Photos by Troutnut from Parks Highway in Alaska

Storm view south of Broad Pass

From Parks Highway in Alaska
Parks Highway in Alaska

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Martinlf
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Martinlf on Jun 12, 2020June 12th, 2020, 6:40 am EDT
Wow!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Partsman on Jun 12, 2020June 12th, 2020, 9:07 am EDT
Thanks Jason, I wish I was there.
Mike.
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Red_green_h on Jul 4, 2020July 4th, 2020, 2:13 am EDT
Amazing scenery!!! I just watched a documentary on Amazon about Idaho, looks like you shot the footage for it.
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Troutnut on Jul 4, 2020July 4th, 2020, 8:51 am EDT
Haha Red_green_h, I saw that available on Amazon too and have been looking forward to watching.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
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