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March Brown

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:58 pm
by ibookje
Tied a Catskill style March Brown today

I used a vintage Mustad 94842 size 12 hook.
The hook shank is maybe slightly on the shorter side compared to the Mustad 94840 but I really like the up eye of the 94842.

Wooduck flank feathers for the wings, hackle mixed with Hebert Miner grizzly and Collins brown, Veevus 16/0 tan thread and tan coloured fox dubbing

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Re: March Brown

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:38 am
by Vance
Hi, Nice tie on the Marchbrown. I tie about the same way with a few changes. I still have some hooks from Herters that I use for my Marchbrown. I use either a 10 or a size 12 which are 1x long. Try using some deer hair from the cheek of a white tailed buck for the wing. In fast water I use the cheek deer hair on the tail also and it floats like a cork. This pass year the first week in June I must have caught at least 25 trout on the above description of my Marchbrown While fishing the B’kill. Bill the mailman

Re: March Brown

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:44 pm
by blackdirtfly
My Dad loves the up eye hooks. Always asks me to tie some for him. Thats a beautiful fly.

Re: March Brown

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:34 am
by ibookje
A few years ago I acquired a dozen Catskill (style) flies tied by Winnie Dette ca. 1990.

Here's the March Brown by Winnie.
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Sorry for the lousy photo. The flies are sent to a friend who will frame the flies for me.