Silver March Brown

silver march brown

Silver March Brown 

The Silver march brown and March brown go back hundreds of years. The Silver March Brown doesn’t really look like a fly which hatches in the rough rivers of the North but what does matter is that it is a very deadly and proven wet fly pattern which seems to work everywhere, especially early on in the season. It may be a poor imitation of anything natural but it is a superb fly which is best used on the point.

 

Dressing

Hook:  Size 14, 12 or 10, medium-shank bronze.

Tying silk: Black

Tail: A few strands of partridge hackle.

Body: Silver tinsel ribbed with fine silver wire.

Hackle: Dark brown hen or, as a variant, fine light partridge. Beard only.

Wing: Hen Pheasant.

Head: Black varnish.

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