March Brown, Quill Gordon & Mahogany Dun

Western March Browns (Rhithrogena) generally begin their hatch before spring runoff, and can provide excellent early season dry fly fishing. Sizes are #12-16.

Eastern March Browns (Maccaffertium) begin hatching in May. Body color is is tan to brown with grey/brown wings. The Spinner Fall is an important part of this hatch.

Quill Gordon (Epeorus) mayflies, also called Little Maryatts, are found in many rivers across the U.S. Hatches can begin as early as April, and end as late as September. Body color ranges from grey to brown, and wing color is grey.

Mahogany Dun, aka Blue Quill (Paraleptophlebia or Paraleps) mayfly ranges in size from #14 - #18, & hatch in many rivers in the U.S. They begin their emergence in early spring, and continue hatching through fall. Body color is a shade of brown with grey wings. Other names for this mayfly include: blue dun, iron blue dun, red quill and black quill.

Blue Quill
  • Code: D-BLQU
  • Price as low as: $1.19
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Size 14 (74 Available)
Size 16 (119 Available)
Size 18 (53 Available)
Size 20 (120 Available)

The Blue Quill, or scientifically, the Paraleps mayfly hatch when the water temperatures are approximately 50 degrees F. for a few days. The hatch starts as early as 11:00 A.M. and continues through most of the afternoon, with the best activity occurring during the warmest part of the day. There are over 30 species of Paraleptophlebia, most inhabiting the rivers of the Rockies and west coast.
Prices for Blue Quill
1-2 flies
$1.80 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.58 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.35 ea.
12+ flies
$1.19 ea.
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Brown Drake Adult
  • Code: D-BDAD
  • Price as low as: $1.16
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Size 10 (51 Available)

The Brown Drake Adult is a very diverse and effective pattern that imitates eachof the following mayfly hatches:

Brown Drakes
Dark Green Drakes
Grey Drakes
Hendricksons
Mahogany Duns or Blue Quill's
March Browns
Quill Gordons
Red Quills

Don't leave home without this diverse mayfly.
Prices for Brown Drake Adult
1-2 flies
$1.76 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.55 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.32 ea.
12+ flies
$1.16 ea.
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Brown Drake Paradrake
  • Code: D-BRDR
  • Price as low as: $1.31
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Size 10 (16 Available)
Size 12 (300 Available)
Size 14 (147 Available)

The mahogany dun imitates the adult Isonychia bicolor mayfly. Brown drakes are a burrowing type of mayfly, but when they hatch, trout key in to this large trout fly. This mayfly hatches twice during the year with intermittent hatches in between. Trout absolutely lose their inhibitions at the sight of this mayfly. Good luck!!!
Prices for Brown Drake Paradrake
1-2 flies
$1.99 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.75 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.49 ea.
12+ flies
$1.31 ea.
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Challenged Mayfly Emerger - Pheasant Tail
  • Code: D-CHME
  • Price as low as: $1.06
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Size 12 (56 Available)
Waiting List Size 14
Size 16 (202 Available)
Waiting List Size 18

Use this trout fly to imitate any brown mayfly, struggling to hatch into an adult.
Prices for Challenged Mayfly Emerger - Pheasant Tail
1-2 flies
$1.61 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.42 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.21 ea.
12+ flies
$1.06 ea.
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Dark Henny
  • Code: D-DKHY
  • Price as low as: $1.19
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Size 10 (55 Available)
Size 12 (42 Available)
Size 14 (32 Available)
Size 16 (58 Available)

The Dark Henny imitates a Dark Hendrickson Mayfly as well as a Brown Drake and Isonychia Mayfly.
Prices for Dark Henny
1-2 flies
$1.80 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.58 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.35 ea.
12+ flies
$1.19 ea.
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Dark Roberts ISO
  • Code: D-DRIS
  • Price as low as: $1.29
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Size 8 (114 Available)
Size 10 (6 Available)
Waiting List Size 12

Prices for Dark Roberts ISO
1-2 flies
$1.95 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.72 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.46 ea.
12+ flies
$1.29 ea.
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Flatwater  Spinner
  • Code: D-FWSP
  • Price as low as: $1.19
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Size 10 (60 Available)
Size 12 (60 Available)
Size 14 (60 Available)
Size 16 (60 Available)

Prices for Flatwater Spinner
1-2 flies
$1.80 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.58 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.35 ea.
12+ flies
$1.19 ea.
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Light Cahill
  • Code: D-LTCA
  • Price as low as: $1.16
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Size 12 (55 Available)
Size 14 (86 Available)
Size 16 (78 Available)
Size 18 (46 Available)

This dry trout fly was originally tied by Dan Cahill to imitate the stenacron mayflies that hatch from late May through the summer. It is also effective at imitating Pale Morning Duns (PMD's), Red Quills and sulphurs.
Prices for Light Cahill
1-2 flies
$1.76 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.55 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.32 ea.
12+ flies
$1.16 ea.
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Light Hendrickson
  • Code: D-LTHN
  • Price as low as: $1.16
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Size 12 (48 Available)
Size 14 (554 Available)
Size 16 (140 Available)

This pattern imitates the prolific female Hendrickson mayfly.
Prices for Light Hendrickson
1-2 flies
$1.76 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.55 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.32 ea.
12+ flies
$1.16 ea.
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Mahogany Dun - Extended Body
  • Code: D-MADEB
  • Price as low as: $1.19
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Size 14 (23 Available)
Size 16 (61 Available)
Size 18 (68 Available)

The mahogany dun imitates the adult Isonychia bicolor mayfly. This mayfly hatches twice during the year with intermittent hatches in between. Trout absolutely lose their inhibitions at the sight of this mayfly. Good luck!!!
Prices for Mahogany Dun - Extended Body
1-2 flies
$1.80 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.58 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.35 ea.
12+ flies
$1.19 ea.
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