Orange Quigleys?

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  1. fishnfella

    fishnfella New Member

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    After reading Gary LaFontaines' "Trout Flies:proven patterns", I was surprised by his Mayfly Emerger and Chironomid Emerger patterns.

    On both patterns he ties a small white foam loop thorax and a forward facing ORANGE WING. He claims from using diver observation that these patterns are far more effective attracting attention from the trout AND getting takes.

    After noting that when I use orange indicators I often get "takes galore" on my indicator in certain waters. I can see the orange reasoning.
    Orange just seems to be a superior color for attracting trouts attention initially.

    He claims the foam thorax diffuses the light downward sufficiently to resemble the partially emptying shuck of an emerging insect. I don't know on that one?

    Does anyone have any first hand local expericence with his orange winged/foam thorax patterns on our waters?