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Troutman 03-13-2008 04:59 PM

Quill Gordons are on!
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!

pineman19 03-13-2008 05:34 PM

Thanks for the good news Troutman. I hope to get into the action this weekend!


Flyfishjeep 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.

buckeyetrouter 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 me a few fish to catch on dries......

God Bless and Good Fishing....


sprestwood 03-13-2008 07:19 PM

Quill Gordons
What size and color are the Quill gordons,Troutman?

MBWCC 03-13-2008 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by sprestwood (Post 49273)
What size and color are the Quill gordons,Troutman?

Nice photo with hook size reference here:

Troutman 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:

sprestwood 03-13-2008 09:27 PM

Good site
Thanks, Im looking for more pictures of these bugs so I can make more realistic imitations. This will keep me busy.

ijsouth 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

nvr2L8 03-13-2008 10:45 PM

Hey, IJ
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.

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