During a brief, non-fishing lunch break behind the house today I was excited to find a large, adult stonefly scurrying along the neighbor's riverside rip-rap. After nothing but midges in these parts for the past few months, this size 8-10 monster was great to see.
My assumption is that it's a skwala, but I'm not positive - maybe someone can confirm it for me. Although it was just a single stonefly, you can bet I'll be throwing some large dries this weekend.
If I lived on the Bitterroot River this sighting would be commonplace, but on the Gallatin it's fairly newsworthy - particularly this early in the year.