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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 Epeorus albertae (Heptageniidae) (Pink Lady) Mayfly Nymph from the East Fork Issaquah Creek in Washington
This specimen keys to the Epeorus albertae group of species. Of the five species in that group, the two known in Washington state are Epeorus albertae and Epeorus dulciana. Of the two, albertae has been collected in vastly more locations in Washington than dulciana, suggesting it is far more common. On that basis alone I'm tentatively putting this nymph in albertae, with the large caveat that there's no real information to rule out dulciana.
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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Coha
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Cazin, Bosnia

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Coha on Jul 27, 2020July 27th, 2020, 1:56 am EDT
During late summer & autumn large numbers of crane flies begin to hatch and loose the battle against the elements and end their life on the water as trout food. This daddy long legs pattern has quick & easy detached deer hair body technique that gives it a nice semi-realistic appearance.

https://thefeatherbender.com/2020/07/27/deer-hair-daddy-long-legs-dry-fly/
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Martinlf on Jul 31, 2020July 31st, 2020, 8:59 am EDT
Creative, interesting. Thanks for posting. I've see some of your other patterns on YouTube and like them.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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