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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 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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Updates from June 4, 2005

Updates from June 4, 2005

Photos by Troutnut from the Marengo River, , and Twentymile Creek in Wisconsin and

A storm recedes over the boggy headwaters of a nice trout stream.  I haven't seen any trout in this stretch, but it's a good place to collect burrowing mayfly nymphs.

From the Marengo River in Wisconsin
The Marengo River in Wisconsin
I found this big snapping turtle crossing the road next to the headwaters of a tiny brook trout stream I've never fished.
Twentymile Creek in Wisconsin

Closeup insects by Troutnut and Bnewell from the Marengo River, the Teal River, the Long Lake Branch of the White River, Eighteenmile Creek, the Namekagon River, and Georgetown Lake in Wisconsin and Montana

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