Published Nov 12. 2019 - 7 months ago
Updated or edited Nov 16. 2019

March Brown Spey

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A spey fly for salmon and sea trout based on the classic March Brown.

Originator: 
Martin Joergensen
Pattern type: 
Modern salmon fly
Difficulty: 
Medium
Instruction: 
  1. Start the thread at the hook bend over the barb.
  2. Tie in the silver tinsel pointing rearwards.
  3. Take 4-5 wraps forward and tie down and cut surplus.
  4. Tie in the tail to extend behind the hook bend.
  5. Tie in the rib. If using tying thread, double or quadruple.
  6. Dub the body to about 2/3 up the hook shank. Leave room for the wing and head.
  7. Wrap the rib in 4-5 turns, tie down and cut surplus.
  8. Tie in the hackle, tip first, curved side forward.
  9. Wrap the hackle, stroking the fibers back and down.
  10. Tie down the hackle, trim and cut off surplus.
  11. Cut two symmetrical slips of turkey tail feathers. About 20 fibers in each will do.
  12. Lay down slips over the body and pinch
  13. Take two turns over the tie-in point, and tighten upwards while still pinching.
  14. The wings should fold down vertically.
  15. Take an extra turn just in front of the existing.
  16. Trim wing butts.
  17. Cover butts with thread and form a head.
  18. Whip finish, cut and varnish.
Materials: 
Hook
Salmon hook, size 2-2/0
Thread
Red, 8/0
Tag
Flat silver tinsel, small
Tail
Mottled partridge fibers
Rib
Yellow floss or tying thread
Body
Hare's wool dubbing
Hackle
Grey goose spey hackle
Wing
Turkey
Head
Tying thread
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