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Stripetails and Yellow Stones

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****Isoperla

This common name refers to only one genus.

Stonefly Genus Isoperla

These are pretty much always called Stripetails and Yellow Stones.
This is a very common trout stream stonefly genus. It is also huge, with sixty species scattered over the entire continent. Though anglers usually call them Little Yellow Stones or Yellow Sallies, the scientific common name for this genus is Stripetail. The latter is probably better to use as not all of them are necessarily little or yellow.
Isoperla (Stripetails and Yellow Stones) Stonefly NymphIsoperla (Stripetails and Yellow Stones) Stonefly Nymph View 4 Pictures
Collected February 5, 2004 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on January 25, 2006
Isoperla (Stripetails and Yellow Stones) Stonefly AdultIsoperla (Stripetails and Yellow Stones) Stonefly Adult View 10 PicturesSeveral stoneflies of this species were flying around a small stream last night. I tied on a brown drake imitation of about the right size/color to approximate these stones, and was rewarded with a hard-fighting 17-inch brown trout.
Collected July 7, 2006 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on July 8, 2006
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