Speckle-wing Quill Spinners
.............................Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park

Speckle-wing Quills: (Callibaetis species) Spinners

Spinners usually begin to show up in late afternoon on the day they hatch and
continue to mate and fall until after dark. Because the trout usually get a very good
look at them, imitations need to match the naturals as close as possible in most
Sometimes spinner imitations work very well and sometimes the trout seem to ignore
the spinners. The surface activity provides the best clue as to what is occurring. If you
don't see much activity on the surface, the trout are most likely not eating them.

Cast the spinner imitations in the area of the surface action and wait. Again, a long
leader and light tippet should be used. The clearer the water the longer and lighter it
should be.

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Speckle-wing Quill (Callibaetis ferrugineus ferrugineus)- Fly Pattern Colors

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