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Old 03-13-2008, 04:59 PM
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Default 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!
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:34 PM
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Thanks for the good news Troutman. I hope to get into the action this weekend!


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Old 03-13-2008, 06:05 PM
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Question Troutman

Troutman,
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.
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:19 PM
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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....

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Old 03-13-2008, 07:19 PM
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Default Quill Gordons

What size and color are the Quill gordons,Troutman?
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:19 PM
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What size and color are the Quill gordons,Troutman?
Nice photo with hook size reference here: http://www.troutnut.com/fullsize/pic...m_regspec/2978
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:40 PM
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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:

http://www.troutnut.com/hatch/551/Ma...s-Quill-Gordon

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Old 03-13-2008, 09:27 PM
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Thanks, Im looking for more pictures of these bugs so I can make more realistic imitations. This will keep me busy.
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:06 PM
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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
Virginia.
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:45 PM
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Default 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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