Posts Tagged ‘Mayfly patterns

31
Jan
11

Fly Tying & Fishing: March Brown Madness

Just weeks away or so are the March Brown hatches. The first significant, larger mayfly hatch of the season, it is well to study a bit on the habits of your March Brown. I say ‘your March Brown’ because there are several varieties depending upon where you reside. Rick Hafele goes over the East/West/In Between varieties and how they appear and behave. Time to tie those chucky clinger nymphs, emergers and duns. Read here at Rick Hafele’s Laughing Rivers post about March Browns.   More & More re Western MB’s. Pay particular attention to that migration from faster riffles into the slower seams and edges.

 

Greg Glitzer's March Brown Nymph (Pennsylvania FF Blog)

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17
Nov
10

Fly Tying: Winter BWO

 

BWO (SwittersB)

A simple Blue Winged Olive pattern comprised of the following materials:

Hook: TMC 100BL, 1x fine wire, dry fly style hook

Thread: 14/0, SHEER, olive green forms the abdomen.

Tail: Gadwall feather fibers, dyed light green (Waters West, Port Angeles, Wa.)

Wing: CDC, Dark Dun (Doug’s Bugs, Santa Rosa, Cal.)

Hackle: Medium Dun, Size 18 (Whiting Farms, Delta, Colo.)




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