March Fly Salon

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by McNasty, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    Sorry for taking so long, just got over being sick and have been fishing pretty hard the last couple days. leaving again here in a minute. considering the month i figured we'd do our best March Brown patterns. whether nymph, emerger, dry, cripple, etc. show us what your favorite pattern for matching this insect are. i'll post photos of some i'm working on later. looking forward to seeing some new patterns!
  2. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    March Brown Emerger


    March Brown Nymph

  3. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    I was testing to see if extended body dun patterns worked better than traditional parachute patterns and figured the March Brown hatch would be a good one for comparing the two different styles. The MB hatch goes on for many months in The Willamette Valley so I had plenty of time to test the two.

    Here's the extended body pattern:


    Here's the parachute style:


    What I found was the extended body pattern worked no better than the simple parachute pattern and in fact, I don't think it worked as well. As it was a toss-up at best, I don't bother tying MBs with an extended body... unless I want to catch more anglers than fish -- the extended body pattern is kind'a cool -- but as far as working better... nope.
  4. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    Gene nice ties
    one of my favorite hacthes
  5. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    very cool guys, one of my fav yakima hatches. thanks for keepin this goin!
  6. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    Oldie but goodie...

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  7. riseform

    riseform Active Member

    I haven't fished these, but tied them earlier this month playing around with different ideas and an extended body. I'll give them a go and hope trout are still pretty stupid early in the season.
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  8. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

    Haven't fished it, but I think it might work.

    March Brown with a bit of black ice dub...which is actually more purple to me, which is what I was going for. Because as Derek Young mentioned, trout and purple go together like peas and carrots. Topped off with pearl flashabou.

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  9. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    My first attempt at a winged wet fly. Didn't have hen pheasant so I used bronze mallard instead.
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  10. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    if anyone is still interested. after coming down between Riseform and Porterhause, the winner is Riseform. my decision was based solely on the fact that i like fishing dries/emergers more than nymphing. all flies submitted were awesome ties and it was a pretty hard decision. if anyone's still interested in these the balls in your court Riseform.

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