March Brown Spider

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March Brown Spider

Post by ForumGhillie » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:13 pm

One of my favorite patterns to tie, the March Brown Spider. I started tying them when I was about 14 years old when I found it in Al McClane's Standard Fishing Encyclopedia,

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Simple pattern to tie:
Thread: Brown
Tail: Woodduck fibers
Body: Hare's Ear Mask
Rib: Gold French oval tinsel
Collar: Partridge

In early June, throw them a March Brown spider and hold on!!
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Re: March Brown Spider

Post by Roadkill » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:51 pm

A beautiful fly, I started to match the McKenzie hatch years ago while at the NW Fly Tyers Expo in Eugene with Hafele's March Brown Flymph. ;)
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Re: March Brown Spider

Post by NightWatchman » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:07 pm

Very nice John.
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Re: March Brown Spider

Post by letumgo » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:02 am

Gee whiz, that’s superb. The coloration and profile are so nice.

What make/model hook did you use?
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Re: March Brown Spider

Post by ForumGhillie » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:09 am

letumgo wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:02 am Gee whiz, that’s superb. The coloration and profile are so nice.

What make/model hook did you use?
Ray, you make it sound like a car.

Make: Daiichi
Model: 1550
Size: 6 cylinder
5-speed, automatic :lol:
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Re: March Brown Spider

Post by letumgo » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:38 pm

Vroom vroom! ;)

Thanks John. I was guessing it was a Mustad 3906B. Glad I asked.
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Re: March Brown Spider

Post by Theroe » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:46 pm

letumgo wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:38 pm Vroom vroom! ;)

Thanks John. I was guessing it was a Mustad 3906B. Glad I asked.
Ray - Guessing type and size of each hook is creeping towards the hook sickness...... :shock:
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Re: March Brown Spider

Post by letumgo » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:20 pm

:lol: ;)
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Re: March Brown Spider

Post by ssj » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:41 am

Great proportions!
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Re: March Brown Spider

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:58 am

John,
I use March Brown patterns similar to yours (but, not near as nice looking!) on my locals not only in early June but, all year long! It seems to be accepted not matter what the time of year! I think that's a great feature!
Your pattern John is very "buggy" looking! A quality that I have noticed in all of the great tiers both from the past and the present! Therefore, you are a great tier!
What other goodies do you have for us?
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