Today we have the pleasure of showing you how to tie one of Doug Freemann's favorite nymphs, the BWO Quill Nymph. I've been on the stream with him many times when this pattern out fished every other pattern he fished that day by a wide margin. He fishes this pattern in tandem with another nymph right down on the bottom, getting them in front of the trout's nose, and they take them like candy more often than not.
As most of you may know by now, Doug is a member of the US Youth Fly Fishing Team, and is continually practicing his craft. In fact, he fished this past weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, ignoring the freezing temperatures and catching fish on both days. Here's a nice wild brown he took on Saturday.
As for myself, I stayed home; it's just too warm for me to fish this time of the year......
Sharpen your hooks.