Fly Tying – The Gold March Brown Wet Fly Pattern with Matt O'Neal
A modern take on the 17th century classic March Brown wet fly. An early season trout fly that originated in the north of England but has been popular in America for at least a century. Recipe below.
Hook: #10-14 wet fly hook
Tail: Partridge hackle fibers, speckled
Rib: Gold oval tinsel, size small
Body: Gold mylar, medium to small
Hackle: Partridge, tied as a throat
Wing: Pheasant hen flight feathers
If you’ve ever wondered why a 300-year-old trout fly pattern is still around today, it’s because it has never fallen out of favor and still catches fish.
Savage Flies is a new project (named after one of my homewaters, the Savage River in Western Maryland, US). I hope to post 2-3 videos a week while continuing my own learning of the craft of fly tying. I’ve been trout fishing for many years but have only been tying for the last couple and am learning more every week. If you have any pointers on techniques that would help, I would love to hear them in the comments.
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