Western Ginger Quill and Dark Red Quill Duns
.............................Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
08/05/08

Dun:
The Western Ginger Quills and Dark Red Quill imitations are a hook size 14 to 16. The
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 more appealing way to fish for many anglers.

Presentation:
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.


Coming Up Next:
Western Ginger Quill and Dark Red Quill Spinners

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