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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.

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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Landscape & scenery photos from the Susitna River

Susitna River and Talkeetna airport

From the Susitna River in Alaska
Mount Deborah and Hess Mountains. Two of the greatest peaks of the Alaska Range rise behind the braided, glacial Susitna River.  These massive mountains are 35 miles north of where I took this picture.

From the Susitna River in Alaska
Alaska Range over the Susitna. Mount Deborah is on the left, and Hess Mountain is on the right.

From the Susitna River in Alaska
View of the Susitna River from Valdez Creek Road

From the Susitna River in Alaska
Susitna and Clearwater Mountains

From the Susitna River in Alaska
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