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.

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March Brown, Quill Gordon & Mahogany Dun - Blue Quill

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Size 14 (54 Available)
Size 16 (86 Available)
Size 18 (16 Available)
Size 20 (106 Available)

  • Code: D-BLQU
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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
$1.53 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.35 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.25 ea.
12+ flies
$1.19 ea.
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March Brown, Quill Gordon & Mahogany Dun - Brown Drake Adult

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Size 10 (27 Available)

  • Code: D-BDAD
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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
$1.50 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.32 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.23 ea.
12+ flies
$1.17 ea.
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March Brown, Quill Gordon & Mahogany Dun - Challenged Mayfly Emerger - Pheasant Tail

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Size 12 (34 Available)
Size 14 (221 Available)
Size 16 (187 Available)
Size 18 (135 Available)

  • Code: D-CHME
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Use this trout fly to imitate any brown mayfly, struggling to hatch into an adult.
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1-2 flies
$1.37 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.21 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.12 ea.
12+ flies
$1.07 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): 5.00
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March Brown, Quill Gordon & Mahogany Dun - Dark Henny

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  • Code: D-DKHY
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The Dark Henny imitates a Dark Hendrickson Mayfly as well as a Brown Drake and Isonychia Mayfly.
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1-2 flies
$1.53 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.35 ea.
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$1.25 ea.
12+ flies
$1.19 ea.
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March Brown, Quill Gordon & Mahogany Dun - Dark Roberts ISO

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Size 8 (104 Available)
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  • Code: D-DRIS
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The Robert's style of tying the body is represented well in this fantastic Iso parachute pattern. Moose tail and deer body add to the realism and the parachute holds it firmly in the film.
Prices for Dark Roberts ISO
1-2 flies
$1.75 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.54 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.43 ea.
12+ flies
$1.37 ea.
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March Brown, Quill Gordon & Mahogany Dun - Extended Body Brown Drake

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Size 8 (13 Available)
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Size 14 (24 Available)
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  • Code: D-EBBD
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Extended body mayflies were made popular by Mike Lawson and the theme has been carried on into more detailed patterns such as this. Trout eat this fly!
Prices for Extended Body Brown Drake
1-2 flies
$1.66 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.46 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.36 ea.
12+ flies
$1.29 ea.
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March Brown, Quill Gordon & Mahogany Dun - Flatwater Spinner

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  • Code: D-FWSP
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Spinners have no chance of fleeing, and become an easy to access snack for hungry trout. Fish this spinner with a monofilament tippet when March Browns and brown drakes are present
Prices for Flatwater Spinner
1-2 flies
$1.53 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.35 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.25 ea.
12+ flies
$1.19 ea.
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March Brown, Quill Gordon & Mahogany Dun - Light Cahill

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Size 12 (146 Available)
Size 14 (68 Available)
Size 16 (47 Available)
Size 18 (149 Available)

  • Code: D-LTCA
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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.
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1-2 flies
$1.50 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.32 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.23 ea.
12+ flies
$1.17 ea.
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March Brown, Quill Gordon & Mahogany Dun - Light Hendrickson

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Size 12 (112 Available)
Size 14 (503 Available)
Size 16 (99 Available)

  • Code: D-LTHN
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This pattern imitates the prolific female Hendrickson mayfly.
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1-2 flies
$1.50 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.32 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.23 ea.
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$1.17 ea.
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March Brown, Quill Gordon & Mahogany Dun - Mahogany Dun - Extended Body

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Size 14 (91 Available)
Size 16 (8 Available)
Size 18 (12 Available)

  • Code: D-MADEB
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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
$1.53 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.35 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.25 ea.
12+ flies
$1.19 ea.
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