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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 Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
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 Yellowstone River

Bison crossing the Yellowstone River

From the Yellowstone River in Wyoming
The Yellowstone River in Wyoming
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

From the Yellowstone River in Wyoming
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

From the Yellowstone River in Wyoming
The Yellowstone River in Wyoming
The Yellowstone River in Wyoming
The main waterfall at the head of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

From the Yellowstone River in Wyoming
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

From the Yellowstone River in Wyoming
The Yellowstone River emerging from Hayden Valley. I briefly hooked and then lost a very nice cutthroat trout here, just a few yards downstream of the boundary above which no fishing is allowed. I wasn't even planning to fish, just stopped to take this picture and saw the big trout rising rhythmically to Paraleptophlebia duns. It was too much to pass up.

From the Yellowstone River in Wyoming
The Yellowstone River in Wyoming
The Yellowstone River in Wyoming
The Yellowstone River in Wyoming

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