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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 Holocentropus (Polycentropodidae) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to tentatively key to Holocentropus, although I can't make out the anal spines in Couplet 7 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae nor the dark bands in Couplet 4 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae, making me wonder if I went wrong somewhere in keying it out. I don't see where that could have happened, though. It might also be that it's a very immature larva and doesn't possess all the identifying characteristics in the key yet. If Holocentropus is correct, then Holocentropus flavus and Holocentropus interruptus are the two likely possibilities based on range, but I was not able to find a description of their larvae.
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 Schoharie Creek

Schoharie Creek in New York
Schoharie Creek in New York
There's a really deep pool below this bridge (with seemingly posted property around it) and I saw some fish swimming around, probably some of them trout around 10-12 inches.

From Schoharie Creek in New York
Schoharie Creek in New York
Schoharie Creek in New York
Schoharie Creek in New York
Schoharie Creek in New York
Schoharie Creek in New York
Schoharie Creek in New York

On-stream insect photos from Schoharie Creek

Schoharie Creek in New York
This is just about the most Isonychia bicolor shucks I've ever seen on the rocks, and appropriately enough they're on the river where Art Flick described them in his Streamside Guide.

From Schoharie Creek in New York
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