Tied in classic wet fly style, this early season fly is best fished down and accross on a tight line swing. When there are emerging March Browns on the river, this fly fishes very well in tandem with other March Brown nymphs or adults — a killer pattern on the McKenzie and Willamette. Golden Pheasant tippets and hares ear are two fish catching ingredient to any fly. You can consider this pattern a “drab” version of a Royal Coachman Wet. Fish it behind a dry all year long and you will have success.
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March Brown Wet
Hook: TMC 3761 #12,14
Thread: Uni 6/0 or 8/0 brown or tan
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippets
Rib: Copper Wire
Body: Hare’s Ear or Possum fur
Hackle: Brown Hen
Wing: Wooduck or Dyed Wooduck Mallard