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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 Pycnopsyche guttifera (Limnephilidae) (Great Autumn Brown Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen appears to be of the same species as this one collected in the same spot two months earlier. The identification of both is tentative. This one suffered some physical damage before being photographed, too, so the colors aren't totally natural. I was mostly photographing it to test out some new camera setting idea, which worked really well for a couple of closeups.
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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Central Wisconsin

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Lpoke23 on Aug 25, 2020August 25th, 2020, 9:26 am EDT
has anyone fished the Pine River lately? Don't have a thermometer and was gonna try to get out tomorrow.
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Roguerat on Aug 25, 2020August 25th, 2020, 11:42 pm EDT

it's been a couple days on this so I'm taking a shot at it,

I'd suggest you look up local fly shops- if any in the area of this stream- and check their fishing reports for latest conditions etc.
Based on older correspondence and posts from WI anglers- along with some similarities with MI- I'd hazard that temps are higher and flows are lower, this is in keeping with the time of year and all...could be sketchy fishing.
If you got out I hope you hooked into something, and welcome to a most educational and friendly site- hope to hear more from you!


'Less is more...'

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Hayward, WI.

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Falsifly on Aug 26, 2020August 26th, 2020, 12:10 am EDT
See if this might help. I've used it in the past but mainly for flow. It may take some time to figure out how to use it.

When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Aug 26, 2020August 26th, 2020, 12:48 pm EDT
Hi Falsifly. Long time.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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