|....................... ......Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
Fly Fishing Yellowstone -Yellow Quill - Nymphs
Like most clinger nymphs, the Yellow Quill nymphs will move from the fast water
habitat they normally live in to close by moderately or slow flowing water to
hatch. This is usually pockets behind boulders or rocks and in pockets along the
banks. This movement is only a few feet at the most.
You can determine if the stream in Yellowstone has Yellow Quills fairly easy.
They, or their close family members, are the only clinger nymphs with two tails.
Most all of them would be the albertae species. You may find a longimunus
species (Slate Brown Dun) or possibly a species for the Ironodes genus but that
is very doubtful. I mention those only to be technically correct.
Like most clinger nymphs the Yellow Quill nymphs are not very available to trout
to eat until they start to hatch. They stay down between and under the rocks in
the fast water runs and riffles.
Fish our "Perfect Fly" Yellow Quill Nymph imitation using an upstream or slightly
up and across presentation in the current seams of fast pocket water or the
edges of the runs and riffles. Keep the nymph right on the bottom using lots of
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