March Brown Nymph

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2012/02/04 02:58:50 (permalink)

March Brown Nymph

My favorite dry fly pattern is the March Brown. It hatches throughout the day and just not an hour or so. It is a big meaty clumsy fly and when they are active i don't usually have problems catching a few trout on this dry fly pattern. On rainy days, stained water or the trout just aren't looking up, i'll go with a March Brown nymph pattern. Here's one to try out.



thread: brown 6/0
hook: #12 or #10 standard nymph 1X or 2X long
underbody: lead wire
tail: three ringneck pheasant tail barbs
rib: brown thread
abdomen: amber and tan seal fur mixed.
thorax: same as abdomen
wingcase: dark turkey tail section folded over thorax
legs: brown india hen back or similar
head: turkey section folded.

1. thread base hook shank and counter wrap lead wire as shown.


2. tie in one pheasant tail fiber in line with hook shank for center tail.


3. make small dubbing ball atop of pheasant tail where hook bends and shaft end.


4. tie in the remaining pheasant tail fibers on each side of dubbing ball as shown.


5. tie in brown thread in front of dubbing ball and bring thread in front of lead wire.
twist dubbing on thread in one direction


6. wrap dubbed thread towards rear of hook.
(when i want to make a fat bulky body this is the way i dub it)


7. now add more dubbing to thread and wrap towards front of hook as shown leaving room for thorax.


8. wind brown thread forward in open wraps, tie down and trim tag end.


9. pick out dubbed body on each side to suggest a wide flat body.



10. tie in turkey section, as shown, facing over rear of hook


11. dub thorax (leave room for heaad.)


12. pull off the fibers from a brown soft hackle feather. India hen feather


and tie them in beneath thorax


13. trim butts of soft hackle and fold turkey section over dubbed thorax.


14. after tying down wingcase, fold extended turkey section back over wingcase and tie in, behind eye, leaving some of the turkey feather in front of thorax as head.


15. trim, tie down and whip finish


post edited by doubletaper - 2012/02/04 09:57:04

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    fishmonger
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    RE: March Brown Nymph 2012/02/04 04:05:05 (permalink)
    We nailed them up at the First Fork last spring with similarly tied March brown's. Don't forget to tie some emergers. They really worked well. I've been tying March browns and Hendricksens - getting ready. I've been tying most of the emergers Klinkhamer style. I got some really nice hooks from Allen Fly Fishing. I've also been stocking up on streamers, using lots of Polar Fiber. Your tute is a nice tie. Lots easier than the one I've bee doing.

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    RE: March Brown Nymph 2012/02/04 05:53:08 (permalink)
    Once again - great tute DT.

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    RE: March Brown Nymph 2012/02/04 07:44:32 (permalink)
    Very nice!!! Easy to follow.
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    RE: March Brown Nymph 2012/02/04 07:50:01 (permalink)
    Even a caveman can do it!. Great job DT!!..WF
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    RE: March Brown Nymph 2012/02/04 09:59:36 (permalink)
    thanks guys. use this on the Kettle.
    fishmonger, i also use an emerger up on the kettle that is a killer.
    (and i thought someone would have noticed what time i posted this tute.)

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    RE: March Brown Nymph 2012/02/04 13:32:46 (permalink)
    I have been working night shift at the power plant, so 0258 is just after lunch for me.They're are only a few diehards on the site after midnight.  

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    RE: March Brown Nymph 2012/02/04 21:57:13 (permalink)
    That is fishy lookin...very nice Jerry.

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    RE: March Brown Nymph 2012/03/02 23:11:52 (permalink)
    That is a nice look,n nymph DT. I like how the head is tied in with the whip finish. I think I'll add that to the box. Thanks again.

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    RE: March Brown Nymph 2012/03/04 16:02:43 (permalink)
    Very nice. Gonna hav ta twirl up a few. Thanks 4 the tute.

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