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 Post subject: One I've been working on for the Quill Gordons
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:43 pm 
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Last year I ran across a nice hatch of Quill Gordons that were lighter and more tan in color than I'm used to seeing. We saw these bugs on a few different occasions in April last year in SNP.

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Perfectly matching the hatch is not exactly a requirement for the brookies in the SNP but it's fun to try anyway. This is what I came up with to try to fool em this year.

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 Post subject: Re: One I've been working on for the Quill Gordons
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:05 am 
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Yeah.....That'll work. Nice one, sir.

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 Post subject: Re: One I've been working on for the Quill Gordons
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:26 am 
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Very nice :)

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 Post subject: Re: One I've been working on for the Quill Gordons
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:42 pm 
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I dont fish the floaters often but that will get a rise.Snowshoe hair for the wing would do well on the big water in Tenn. :lol: :lol: :lol: Nice bug.

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 Post subject: Re: One I've been working on for the Quill Gordons
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:07 pm 
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Thanks guys. Pewee I tied a bunch of this pattern in sulphur orange for the big water in Tn. Hopefully they'll get a workout this May. I wanted something that would float longer and be less hassle than cdc and I've never been very good at tying deer hair comparaduns. I saw something a while back on tying comparaduns with para-post material and decided to give it a try. This is what resulted. I don't have any snowshoe hair but that's something I should probably try.

I also tied a few parachutes in the same color scheme in case the other pattern turns out to be a dud. I decided to try dubbing the body underneath the quill to add a little bulk. The body seems a little too thin on these big flies without it.

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 Post subject: Re: One I've been working on for the Quill Gordons
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:49 pm 
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Nice ties for sure and they will work just fine. I fish parachutes almost exclusively when I fish on top in SNP.

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 Post subject: Re: One I've been working on for the Quill Gordons
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:59 pm 
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TC, I fish parachutes there a lot too and like em a lot better than standard Catskill style ties. I'm going to carry those comparadun versions with a particular spot in mind. In fact, it's where that first picture was taken last year. It's one of the only spots I've come across in the park where they can get really selective. It's a deep plunge pool on a favorite stream that holds some really good size fish.


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