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Fly Fishing Yellowstone - Dark Red Quill - Emergers
The Dark Red Quill nymphs 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 to daytime fifties and low sixties, but it is not probable.
The cold nights in the higher elevations helps keep the water cool.
When the duns don't stay on the surface very long, imitations of the emergers
may well be the better choice. Our "Perfect Fly" Dark Red Quill Emerger and
Emerger with a trailing shuck have wings made of CDC feathers that allow the fly
to float just under the skim. They usually work great for this mayfly.
The emerging nymph imitations 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