The quill gordons are our first hatch of any significance. They are eaten with reckless abandon by the many wild and native trout that inhabit the river. The stockers catch on eventually, but the "locals" go crazy for them right away.
North River is one stream that really is a dry flyers dream. This stream is not stocked and the trout are wild and hungry. All the trout are born and bred on this river, and they certainly know what a quill gordon looks like. They wait all winter long to see them make their return to the dinner table. It is not uncommon to have a 50 fish day on this stream during a good hatch. That's not too shabby for dry fly work!