Published Nov 16. 2019 - 3 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 17. 2019

March Brown Nymph

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A generic nymph tied in the march brown colors.

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Skill level/difficulty: 
  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.
Wet fly or nymph hook, like an Ahrex FW580 #12
Tan 8/0
Mottled partridge fibers
Yellow tying thread
Hare's wool dubbing, underwool
Hare's wool dubbing with guard hairs
Tying thread
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