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    Default Winged March Brown

    A traditional pattern that will work on rivers and lakes - the 'Winged March Brown'

    Materials in the order they are tied:
    Hook: Wet-fly #14 - #10
    Thread: Bennechi 12/0 Olive
    Rib: Fine silver or copper
    Tail: English Partridge
    Body: Hare’s Ear
    Hackle: English Partridge
    Wing: English Partridge

    1) Catch in the thread and tie in the rib


    2) Bring the thread behind the rib and tie in the tail fibres.


    3) With the tying thread returned behind the rib, noodle the hare’s ear around the thread.


    4) Dub the body with gradual taper and then wind the rib forwards.


    5) Catch in the hackle by its tip:


    6) Wind the hackle, tie off and remove excess:

    A useable flymph pattern already…

    7) Select a pair of wings; match them up…


    8) …and tie them in. Remove the excess:


    9) Build a neat head and varnish:
    Last edited by dwiltshire; 09-11-2008 at 04:53 PM.
    Dave Wiltshire

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    Dave, that is absolutely beautiful. A stunning step by step and an extremely nice finished pattern.

    I am sure that pattern could just do so much more than imitate a March Brown on a river. It has to be suggestive of so many trout food forms.

    Must be one of the nicest step by steps yet. Thank you.


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    Thanks for the kind comments FF.

    Quote Originally Posted by fossil-fish View Post
    It has to be suggestive of so many trout food forms.
    I totally agree. It's a lovely fly to fish with - effective as a#14 for fishing rivers as an ascending nymph. Can be fished downstream well too. A #12 is a good fly on reservoirs- such a pleasure to fish wet flies.

    Also this can be a great sea-trout fly whe fished in the streamy, faster water: just as the light starts to fade.

    Cheers,
    Dave Wiltshire

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    Hi Dave,
    Nice fly,the step by step definitely make things easier for a novice.
    Is the wing partridge? or something else.
    Thanks for sharing it.
    cheers Irwell.

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    Thanks Irwell. I am really glad it is of some use to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Irwell View Post
    Is the wing partridge? or something else?
    It certainly is partridge. One of the good things about this pattern is it all comes from one bird. I would very much recommend buying a full English Partridge skin - lots of useful feathers,

    All the best,
    Dave.
    Dave Wiltshire

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    HI Dave,
    Great step by step on th march brown.
    ITs 1 of my favorite fly,s along with the silver march brown,
    ive been tying for a few years but have always had trouble with the wing.
    I,ll have to get more practise in, i normally use hen pheasant for the wing
    i will be useing partridge next.

    Claw

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    Nice work.... lovely proportions. Looks just 'right'... as SBS flies should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by claw View Post
    HI Dave,
    Great step by step on th march brown.
    ITs 1 of my favorite fly,s along with the silver march brown,
    ive been tying for a few years but have always had trouble with the wing.
    I,ll have to get more practise in, i normally use hen pheasant for the wing
    i will be useing partridge next.

    Claw
    Hen pheasant works nicely too. I just like taking all the feathers from one bird. Thanks for the comments.

    Quote Originally Posted by scratch View Post
    Nice work.... lovely proportions. Looks just 'right'... as SBS flies should.
    Thanks Scratch.
    Dave Wiltshire

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    Great step by step and nice tying thanks for posting.

    Jim

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    Verynice fly and SBS,,,

    andy

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