View Full Version : Quill Gordons are on!
03-13-2008, 04:59 PM
Took a long lunch hour today and drove over to the LR. I had my little lamiglass 3wt with me and some dries. The Quill Gordons were everywhere and a few fish were rising. Nothing consistant, but then it was only 1pm and it usually gets better as the day goes on. I fished about 30 min. and hooked a couple of small 8-10" bows in my favorite run. It was good to catch some wild colorful fish again after messing with the local tailwater stockers for the past 2 months.
Make sure you stock up with plenty of grey body mayflies and frogs fanny, cause it looks to be a great month of dry fly action!
03-13-2008, 05:34 PM
Thanks for the good news Troutman. I hope to get into the action this weekend!
03-13-2008, 06:05 PM
Do you know of any openings at your work?
I would like to take my lunch hour on the LR too.
I'm not jealous at all so don't even think that.
03-13-2008, 06:19 PM
now that BITES......the quills are hatching and it is only a SEVEN hour drive....I am soooooooooooo envious of those who live close enough to hit the park from a casual drive.....have fun guys and gals and post lots of pics and stories for us unfortunate souls......
hoping to make it down late march early april......save me a few fish to catch on dries......
God Bless and Good Fishing....
03-13-2008, 07:19 PM
What size and color are the Quill gordons,Troutman?
03-13-2008, 08:19 PM
What size and color are the Quill gordons,Troutman?Nice photo with hook size reference here: http://www.troutnut.com/fullsize/picture-im_regspec/2978
03-13-2008, 08:40 PM
Thats funny, I was just about to post the same link! I used a size 12 Quill Gordon dry at first. I did not get any hits on it, so I switched over to "Ole Reliable", a size #14 para adams. The Gordons are unmistakable when you see them. Large grey wings so big that you see all 4 in flight. They don't stay on the water very long so a dry/dropper technique works well,as does swinging wet fies but then most of you probably already know that!
heres another link:
03-13-2008, 09:27 PM
Thanks, Im looking for more pictures of these bugs so I can make more realistic imitations. This will keep me busy.
03-13-2008, 10:06 PM
Another good pattern to use is a Mr Rapidan...I wish LRO carried them, because they're pretty expensive from the originator of the pattern - Harry Murray up in
03-13-2008, 10:45 PM
LRO does carry Mr. Rapidan as tied by Walter Babb. They are in a separate section across from the big bins. Bought a couple myself last fall and hope to use them this spring.
03-13-2008, 10:54 PM
I was absolutely covered up with a small hatch this afternoon in Cataloochee. Saw a few big fish, hanging out close to the banks in some slow shallow runs. I was having to beat the hatch off of my face around 6 pm. The bad news was that I tied on every fly in my box, and not one strike. Earlier in the week the brook were loving a #16 Blue wing Olive with an orange parachute. No such luck today, Can't wait for some warm rain!!!!
Bob, I'm with you on that drive time, it hurts thinking about it from here. Save some for seed guys, be there as soon as I can!http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/images/icons/icon7.gif
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