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Mark Dahlquist  
#1 Posted : Monday, May 30, 2016 5:02:31 PM(UTC)
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Landed on my arm in Northfield. Looks like a salmon fly to me?

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William Schlafer  
#2 Posted : Monday, May 30, 2016 5:34:49 PM(UTC)
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The wings look a bit like a Cicada, but the body isn't right. I bet a big Trout would eat it!


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#3 Posted : Monday, May 30, 2016 5:38:42 PM(UTC)
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Looks like a salmonfly to me. If not, its some sort of large stonefly.
“If the trout are lost, smash the state. More than any other fish, trout are dependent upon the ambience in which they are caught… At the first signs of deterioration, this otherwise vigorous fish just politely quits, as if to say, ‘If that’s how you want it…’”
MN Mountain Man  
#4 Posted : Monday, May 30, 2016 5:38:43 PM(UTC)
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Looks like a stone/salmon fly to me! I've seen a few of those around this spring. Nice chunk of bug for a hungry trout. I don't hear much talk about stones in the driftless save for those little black stones that come around in Feb/March.

It would be neat to see fishable hatches of those!
rcrfc  
#5 Posted : Monday, May 30, 2016 8:57:34 PM(UTC)
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Californian Pteronarcys
s.t.fanatic  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, May 31, 2016 5:48:35 AM(UTC)
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Giant stone fly. I actually ran into a fairly decent hatch of them on the lower W.W. a few weeks back.
Mark Dahlquist  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, May 31, 2016 5:57:47 AM(UTC)
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My buddy in Montana says it sure looks like one to him. I never knew. Yes, member of stonefly family which is ancient.
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mbchilton  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, May 31, 2016 3:09:47 PM(UTC)
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Looks like a salmon fly to me. I'd love to get in on a hatch of those locally.
rcrfc  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, May 31, 2016 4:53:44 PM(UTC)
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I was wrong with my identification. Pteronarcys californicais the Giant Salmonfly in the west. Blushing
The pic is a Pteronarcys dorsata, Giant Black Stonefly of the midwest and east.

http://www.troutnut.com/hatch/9...rsata-American-Salmonfly
DanE  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, June 1, 2016 7:40:02 AM(UTC)
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rcrfc wrote:
I was wrong with my identification. Pteronarcys californicais the Giant Salmonfly in the west. Blushing
The pic is a Pteronarcys dorsata, Giant Black Stonefly of the midwest and east.

http://www.troutnut.com/hatch/9...rsata-American-Salmonfly


You may not have been wrong with your identification? Interestingly enough, this site shows there is a Midwestern Salmonfly, Pteronarcys pictetii. The photos are from an example found in IA so it may be the same as what we are seeing in WI and what Mark saw in MN.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/883960
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