March Browns, Quill Gordons & Mahogany Dun Nymph

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 Browns, Quill Gordons & Mahogany Dun Nymph - Anato-may Nymph - Peacock

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Size 12 (48 Available)
Size 14 (47 Available)
Size 16 (20 Available)
Size 18 (116 Available)

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The Anato-May nymph is anatomically similar to most dark colored mayfly nymphs. Get the reason for its name?

The Anato-May is effective at imitating the following mayfly nymphs:

  • Baetis
  • Dark Green Drake
  • Flav or Lesser Green Drake
  • Green Drake - Western
  • Hendrickson
  • Isonychia
  • March Brown
  • Pale Morning Dun
  • Pink Lady or Slate Brown
  • Quill Gordon
  • Red Quill
  • Sulphur Dun


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$1.94 ea.
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$1.38 ea.
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$1.20 ea.
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$1.13 ea.
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$1.07 ea.
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March Browns, Quill Gordons & Mahogany Dun Nymph - Anato-may Nymph - Pheasant Tail

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The Anato-May nymph is anatomically similar to most brown/tan mayfly nymphs. Get the reason for its name?

The Anato-May is effective at imitating the following mayfly nymphs:

  • Baetis
  • Dark Green Drake
  • Flav or Lesser Green Drake
  • Green Drake - Western
  • Hendrickson
  • Isonychia
  • March Brown
  • Pale Morning dun
  • Pink Lady or Slate Brown
  • Quill Gordon
  • Red Quill
  • Sulphur Dun


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Prices for Anato-may Nymph - Pheasant Tail
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$1.94 ea.
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$1.38 ea.
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$1.20 ea.
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$1.13 ea.
12+ flies
$1.07 ea.
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March Browns, Quill Gordons & Mahogany Dun Nymph - Anato-may Nymph - Tan

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The Anato-May nymph is anatomically similar to most tan mayfly nymphs. Get the reason for its name? The Anato-May is effective at imitating the following mayfly nymphs:
  • Cahill Mayfly
  • Flav or Lesser Green Drake Mayfly
  • Golden Drake Mayfly
  • Grey Drake Mayfly
  • March Brown Mayfly
  • Sulphur Dun Mayfly
  • White Drake Mayfly
  • Yellow Drake Mayfly


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Prices for Anato-may Nymph - Tan
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$1.38 ea.
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$1.20 ea.
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$1.13 ea.
12+ flies
$1.07 ea.
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March Browns, Quill Gordons & Mahogany Dun Nymph - Baetis Emerger - Stalcup's

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Shane Stalcup will always be known as one of the world's most innovative, creative and talented fly designers.  The Baetis Emerger is one of his most effective designs.


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March Browns, Quill Gordons & Mahogany Dun Nymph - Bird's Nest - Hare's Ear Beadhead

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The Bird's Nest - Hare's Ear Beadhead pattern has been around for decades, and continues to be a part of most anglers fly box. Why? Because it is as effective today as it was back in 1959, when Cal Bird first tied this fly to imitate a caddis pupa.

The pattern is considered to be an Attractor Pattern. With the soft hackle tied to the front of the fly, it imitates a struggling mayfly emerging in the water column, and when swing downstream, does well during a caddis hatch.

This is a very versatile fly.


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March Browns, Quill Gordons & Mahogany Dun Nymph - Caped Avenger Emerger - Brown

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The Caped Avenger Emerger - Brown imitates a variety of emerging mayflies, including:
  • Baetis
  • Mahogany Dun or Blue Quill
  • Pale Morning Dun
  • Pink Lady or Slate Brown
  • Quill Gordon
  • Red Quill
  • Sulphur Dun

and emerging Chironomids

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March Browns, Quill Gordons & Mahogany Dun Nymph - CDC Flashback Pheasant Tail Tungsten Bead

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There are over 600 mayfly nymph species, of which most are brown, and very similar in appearance to the Pheasant Tail Nymph.

The CDC Flashback Pheasant Tail Tungsten Bead Nymph is an improved version that includes a copper tungsten bead, used to sink the fly quickly, and CDC soft hackle to add movement as the fly drifts in the current.

Use this pattern as a mayfly nymph imitation or attractor nymph, and plan on getting bit!


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$1.54 ea.
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$1.44 ea.
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March Browns, Quill Gordons & Mahogany Dun Nymph - Copper J

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The Copper J (compare to a Copper John) is a combination of three very effective nymph patterns, the prince nymph, the brassie, and the pheasant tail. The pattern is very effective, and has become just as popular as any other nymph that we sell. The most common way to fish this nymph is to tie it on as a dropper fly, attached to a hopper pattern up front.


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$1.98 ea.
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$1.23 ea.
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$1.15 ea.
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March Browns, Quill Gordons & Mahogany Dun Nymph - Copper J - Brown

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The Copper J (compare to a Copper John) is a combination of three very effective nymph patterns, the prince nymph, the brassie, and the pheasant tail. The pattern is very effective, and has become just as popular as any other nymph that we sell. The most common way to fish this nymph is to tie it on as a dropper fly, attached to a hopper pattern up front.


Note: This product contains wildlife, which cannot be exported beyond the U.S. and its territories.
Prices for Copper J - Brown
1 flies
$1.98 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.41 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.23 ea.
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$1.15 ea.
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March Browns, Quill Gordons & Mahogany Dun Nymph - Copper J - Brown & Yellow

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The Classic heavy mayfly nymph was designed by John Barr. The Copper J incorporated a wire body with a lead wire underbody and brass bead to gain as much weight as possible, ensuring the drift was deep and in the wheelhouse. Available in every popular color you could want, the Copper J will remain a staple for decades to come.


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Prices for Copper J - Brown & Yellow
1 flies
$1.98 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.41 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.23 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.15 ea.
12+ flies
$1.09 ea.
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