Published Nov 16. 2019 - 6 months ago
Updated or edited Nov 17. 2019

March Brown Nymph

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A generic nymph tied in the march brown colors.

Pattern type: 
Nymph
Difficulty: 
Easy
Instruction: 
  1. Start the thread in the front of the hook shank.
  2. Cover the shank half way to the bend.
  3. Prepare a few partridge fibers for the tail. It can be rather long 1-1½ shank lengths, but 10-20 fibers will do.
  4. Tie in the tail and cover to the hook bend.
  5. Tie in the rib at the hook bend. Double the yellow tying thread.
  6. Dub the body very sparsely leaving room for a thorax.
  7. Rib the body with 4-5 turns of doubled thread.
  8. Tie down rib and trim off surplus.
  9. Pick out some very spiky dubbing from the hare skin or mask.
  10. Dub the front part of the fly generously, letting the guard hairs stick out.
  11. Form a small head, whip finish and varnish.
Materials: 
Hook
Wet fly or nymph hook, like an Ahrex FW580 #12
Thread
Tan 8/0
Tail
Mottled partridge fibers
Rib
Yellow tying thread
Body
Hare's wool dubbing, underwool
Thorax
Hare's wool dubbing with guard hairs
Head
Tying thread
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