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


Fly Fishing Yellowstone - Dark Red Quill - Dun
The "Perfect Fly" Dark Red Quill Dun can be an important phase for anglers to
imitate especially if you want to fish a dry fly instead of an emerger. As we
mentioned before, these duns generally leave the water fairly quickly. The trout
seem to be aware of that and many of them are eaten prior to emerging into a
full grown dun. You will often see the swirl of a trout eating an emerger. This
usually just breaks the surface of the water. You can still catch trout on the dun
pattern and that is certainly a more appealing and desirable way to fish for many

You want to fish the edges of the fast water or seams of current and pocket
water using an upstream or up and across approach. Leaders eight to ten feet
long equipped with two-foot long 4X or 5X tippets should work fine. There are
occasions you may find these mayflies in smooth water but they are far more
prone to be found in the pocket water of the smaller streams.

Copyright 2009 James Marsh