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

Seatrout March Brown

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A March Brown tied grub style for sea run sea trout in the salt.

Originator: 
Martin Joergensen
Pattern type: 
Cold saltwater fly
Difficulty: 
Medium
Instruction: 
  1. Start the thread just in front of the hook bend.
  2. Tie in the fibers for the 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 rear half of the body.
  5. Wrap rib in 2-3 turns, tie down but leave the remaining rib.
  6. Tie in a hackle tip first, curved side forward.
  7. Wrap while stroking back the fibers.
  8. Tie down, cut surplus.
  9. Dub the front half of the body.
  10. Wrap rib in 2-3 turns, tie down and trim remains.
  11. Tie in a hackle tip first, curved side forward.
  12. Wrap while stroking back the fibers.
  13. Tie down, cut surplus.
  14. Form a small head, whip finish and varnish.
Species: 
Materials: 
Hook
Heavy wire wet fly, down eye, like Ahrex NS115 #6
Thread
Yellow 6/0
Tail
Mottled partridge fibers
Rib
Yellow floss or tying thread
Body
Hare's wool dubbing
Hackles
Whiting Brahma hen, warm gray or dyed March Brown
Head
Tying thread
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