It won’t be long now! The March Brown emergence on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers is nearing. Today we have a simple nymph pattern that works throughout the March Brown Hatch. It’s not super heavy so try it in shallow riffles by itself, or dropped of another nymph during higher spring flows.
Like the Copper John posted earlier this season this March Brown Nymph utilizes Clear Cure Goo Fleck for the budding wing case/back of the nymph. The Clear Cure Goo gives the fly an added realism that makes a difference.
Clear Cure Goo March Brown Nymph
Hook: TMC 3761 #10-16
Bead: 1/8 copper or gold Tungsten
Thread: 6/0 Uni Black
Tail: Dyed Brown Mallard or Wigeon
Rib: Copper Wire
Body/Dub: Hare’s Ear Plus Olive Brown
Wing Case: Cinnamon Turkey and Clear Cure Goo Fleck
Thorax: Same as body
Hackle: India Hen Back