Published Nov 12. 2019 - 8 months ago
Updated or edited Nov 16. 2019

Bonefish March Brown

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A bonefish fly inspired by the March Brown colors and materials.

Originator: 
Martin Joergensen
Pattern type: 
Warm saltwater fly
Difficulty: 
Easy
Instruction: 
  1. Start the thread just in front of the hook bend.
  2. Tie in partridge fibers as a tail. Fibers from the mottled tail coverts are longer and coarser and good for the purpose.
  3. Tie in the rib. Double or quadruple if using tying thread.
  4. Dub the body to the front, leaving space for the wing and eyes.
  5. Rib the body in 4-5 turns. Bend back the tags and tie down. Don't cut the surplus!
  6. Collect a fairly thick bunch of partridge fibers, again from the tail coverts.
  7. Tie in on the underside of the hook, tips just reaching and covering the hook point.
  8. Trim the butts.
  9. Tie in dumbbell eyes on the top of the hook shank.
  10. Secure with plenty criss-cross wraps.
  11. Whip finish, cut thread and varnish over the head and eyes.
Species: 
Materials: 
Hook
Wide gape saltwater hook, like Ahrex SA280 size 2
Thread
Tan 6/0
Tail
Mottled partridge fibers
Rib
Yellow floss or tying thread
Body
Hare's wool dubbing
Wing
Mottled partridge fibers, yellow thread from rib
Eyes
Tungsten dumbbell eyes
Head
Tying thread
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