Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Red Quill

Here's one of my favorite traditional Catskill dry flies, the Red Quill.  It imitates the male Hendrickson, Ephemerella subvaria, mayfly that hatches in mid-April here in New Jersey.  There is something very special to me about tying and fishing these patterns that I can only describe as being akin to eating comfort food - everything in life just seems balanced and peaceful. 

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Sharpen your hooks!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice! BTW Do you fish the traditional Catskill Fly patterns?