Hidden Bead March Brown Wet Fly Tying Video

High water usually coincides with the March Brown emergence on the Mckenzie and Willamette Rivers near Eugene. One of our favorite methods to catch trout during the emergence is to swing one or two wet flies on a floating line and a 9-10ft leader. Many traditional wets can work, Coachman Wet, Dark Cahill, Light Cahill, Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle and Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle to name a few. But when you need that wet to stay down as it swings across that fast edge or riffle give the Hidden Bead March Brown Wet a go. The added weight to the traditional look will help the fly track and sink better in faster runs and tail-outs than many of the lighter “traditionals”.

Hidden bead March Brown Wet fly

Hidden Bead March Brown Wet Fly

Hook: TMC 3761 or Daiichi 1560 #10-16
Bead: Gold to match hook size
Thread: Ultra Thread Rusty Brown 70D
Tail: Pheasant Tail Fibers
Rib: Brassie Copper Wire
Body Casing: Pheasant Tail Fibers
Body: UV Ice Dub Tan
Hackle: India Hen Back Natural
Wing: Mallard Flank Dyed Woodduck Tan

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4 Responses to Hidden Bead March Brown Wet Fly Tying Video

  1. Matt Siegmund says:

    I can see the bead!

  2. bchrist says:

    JUDO chop!!!!

  3. mlwebb says:

    Nice fly.

  4. Brian says:

    Does beads on a fly pattern determine the floatation angle of the hook. Is there any information that will help.

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