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March Brown

Post by UC Steve » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:10 am

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#14 Mustad 3366
Thread: orange silk
Hackle: partridge
Tail whisps: gadwall flank
Rib: burnt orange UNI floss, twisted & wound over the body as a rib
Body: hares mask with a bit of Hareline UV Shrimp Pink Dub chopped & mixed in
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Re: March Brown

Post by daringduffer » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:43 am

Flashy and yet sober - what is not to like? How does it fish?

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Re: March Brown

Post by tie2fish » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:47 am

Holy crap! That is just soooo nice ...
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Re: March Brown

Post by letumgo » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:07 am

Gosh, that is a pretty fishing fly.

I’m digging the addition of the UV Shrimp dubbing. I’m already planning to copy your pattern.
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Re: March Brown

Post by UC Steve » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:21 pm

daringduffer wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:43 am
Flashy and yet sober - what is not to like? How does it fish?

dd
DD, most of what I post here are proven baits that I fish on my home water (the testing grounds). I'm lucky because I live beside the river &, fishing/guiding, I get to spend about 150 days a year (or more) on the water, which gives me a lot of opportunity to observe, absorb, & experiment. The upper Columbia is not rich in insect species, but what we do have come off in great numbers, & usually late in the day under low-light conditions. You're competing with a bazillion naturals so you want a fly the right size & profile but with coloration that stands out just enough to be attractive, yet not intrusive. This one loses much of its flash when wet, the floss darkening & turning semi-transparent, blending with the body. I've tied & fished a lot of MB versions over the years & always looking for a better one. This is the one I'm fishing nowadays.
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Re: March Brown

Post by UC Steve » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:26 pm

tie2fish wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:47 am
Holy crap! That is just soooo nice ...
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Re: March Brown

Post by UC Steve » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:33 pm

letumgo wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:07 am
Gosh, that is a pretty fishing fly.

I’m digging the addition of the UV Shrimp dubbing. I’m already planning to copy your pattern.
Ray, stubborn about changes, I was reticent to try UV materials until Rod Zavaduc convinced me to try the UV Shrimp Dub applied to my dressings. Now I'm a believer. UV Shrimp Pink is the secret sauce. Be conservative, a little goes a long way.
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