.......................  ......Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park

07/24/09

Fly Fishing Yellowstone - Speckled Wing Quills (Callibaetis) -
Duns
Just how well the Perfect Fly dun imitation works depends on several things.
Since the duns fly away very quickly, especially or bright, clear days, fishing the
dry fly may not be very effective. Colder, cooler days may cause the duns to
stay on the surface for a few more seconds than normal. Many times, it is more
effective to continue to fish an emerger pattern or a nymph pattern than the dun
imitation.

Presentation:
You want to use a long leader and tippet. The longer the better but you want to
be able to cast it well and straighten it out. You want to use as light of a tippet as
possible, depending on the water clarity. Usually it is very clear and requires a
6X and maybe even a 7X tippet depending on the time of year and the lake or
stream. Hopefully, you will cast it in front of a feeding trout. In lakes and slow
moving streams where you can see the fish taking the fly, you should only cast
when you are casting to a trout. Blind casting is not very productive but it is
sometimes necessary depending on the water. In still waters, casting to cruising
trout commonly called “gulpers” takes some skill. You must cast ahead of the
trout the correct distance for the trout to see and eat the fly but not to where
you alert it of you or your fly lines presence. This takes some practice but is the
most effective way to dry fly fish for the "gulpers".




























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