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PartsmanJanuary 30th, 2020, 4:40 am
bancroft michigan

Posts: 265
I have been searching the web for some patterns or material ideas for blue quill (paraleptophleblia) emerger or dun. The only thing Ive seen are catskill style patterns, Im wondering if there aren't some more updated recipes out there? If anyone has a pattern to share let me know.
Thanks, Mike.
RogueratJanuary 30th, 2020, 6:42 am
Posts: 445
Mike,

I've had good results with single-wing patterns such as Harrops' Hair-wing Dun and the basic Thorax ties for fishing duns.

I think any emerger pattern scaled to proper size and using P Adoptiva colors would work, I've used generic versions for a while now as well. Check Ann Miller's book for nymph coloration and go with a half-and-half nymph/dun hybrid, I use a 3x long shank dry hook for these. Lots of room to play around here, variations on a theme so to speak. Bend the hook shank for a crippled fly, tie the wings on one side only, no end to it.

Sound like you're thinking of Spring, too! I've had cabin fever for a month now, driving my wife crazy...

tight lines when you finally get out,

Roguerat

'Less is more...'

Ludwig Mies Vande Rohe
PartsmanJanuary 30th, 2020, 8:49 am
bancroft michigan

Posts: 265
Roguerat, I have Ann,s book and went to seminar last year at nomad anglers she did, wonderful person! Im wanting to put together flyboxes for each season per Anns description. She really broke it down well for fishing here in Michigan. So Im gonna go in there and see what I can create, I don't know about you but Im really tired of gray days, and high water. I would go up and fish, but the water I want to fish is just not wadeable for me. Im looking at maybe next week if we don't get some crazy weather before then. Thanks for the ideas and lets hope the ground hog sees his shadow!
Mike
WbranchJanuary 30th, 2020, 8:16 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2550
Mike,

If you PM me your email address I will send some pictures of my Paralep emergers and duns.

Matt
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
BoulderWorkJanuary 31st, 2020, 2:17 pm
Posts: 26CDC Blue Quill Emerger

- Hook- #16-#18 tmc 2487 Wapsi SE 1
- Thread-grey or black
- Shuck-brown z-lon
- Body-stripped peacock quill
- Wing-natural dun CDC
- Thorax-Beaver fur



PartsmanJanuary 31st, 2020, 2:22 pm
bancroft michigan

Posts: 265
Wow Boulderwork, thanks for the recipe, Im going to this one a go!
Mike.
BoulderWorkFebruary 2nd, 2020, 3:36 am
Posts: 26Partsman,

Your are welcome.

FYI, consider:

(1) Using Snowshoe Rabbits foot instead of CDC. More durable, can be doped up with floatant and less high maintenance than CDC.

(2) Consider soaking quills in water via damp cloth/paper towel before wrapping over a lightly coated thread base of Zap cement (thread underbody) before wrapping quill.

BW

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