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Does salmonfly signal Spokane River's revival?

FLY FISHING -- Okay, so I made a little fun in my column last week of a colleague's excitement over finding a single salmonfly in downtown Spokane.

The discovery pales to the days when clouds of salmonflies fed a Spokane River teeming with trout.

But here's an encouragng response from Mike LaScuola of the Spokane Regional Health District's
Environmental Resources Program:

I had to respond to your column today about Jim Kershner finding a salmon fly. I just thought I would let you know that on the roof of the Health District building I routinely check an air monitor and I have found two salmon flies on recent occasions…
Maybe the river is cleaning up a bit.
So there you go, anglers. Soon we'll be tying on a big one.

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Rich Landers
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