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Fly Fishing Yellowstone - Western Ginger Quill - Emerger
The Western Ginger Quills like many mayflies emerge just beneath the surface
skim. Since these mayflies hatch during the warmer times of the season, they
usually don't stay on the water very long. It is possible some may hatch after the
air temperatures have begin to cool down but it is not probable.
This means most of the time the duns are not going to stay on the water very
long and this means the emerger may well be the better choice. Our "Perfect
Fly" Emerger and Emerger with Trailing Shuck have wings made of CDC
feathers that allow the body of the fly to float just under the skim. Both flies
usually work great for this mayfly. The trailing shuck version imitates the
emerging dun with the nymphal shuck still attached.
Imitations of the emerging nymphs can be fished in the slower moving water
immediately adjacent to the riffles and runs of the stream. If the water is rather
smooth, the down and across, dead-drift method works best for this. If you are
fishing pocket water then we suggest an up or up and across presentation that
allows the fly to drift along the current seams.
Copyright 2009 James Marsh