May Fly Salon - March Brown

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  1. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    From all reports I've heard March Browns are still working well on the Yakima. I intend to find out after the Expo in Ellensburg winds down. Anyhow, post up your March Browns for the May Fly Salon.

    Here's a favorite of mine. Being a wet fly kind of guy it's on a Mustad 3906 size 12, thread is Pearsall's Gossamer silk in scarlet, Hungarian Partridge dyed fiery brown for hackle, the rib is fine gold oval tinsel, tails are bronze mallard fibers, abdomen is pine squirrel flank with a bit of SLF added, thorax is squirrel dyed dark brown with a bit of SLF added.
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    Ron, always cool to see your ties, but didn't we do March Browns for March?
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    That's entirely too logical :)
     
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    nice

    yes awe just did March browns in March
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    I tie this one for fly fishers:

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    But this one works just as well if not better for fooling fish:

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    porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Well at least I can update that the March Brown nymph I tied up for the March Salon proved very successful.

    Over the last month and a half this puppy scored a number of rainbows and whitefish on the Yak.
    Yellow Mallard flank tail, brown goose biot, black ice dub, with two strands of pearl flash over the top. Tied on a Gamakatsu scud sz 12-14.
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  7. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Dang, your right, this was the March fly. I can change it or leave it. I am liking the look of some of these MB's though. What say you, change it or let it stand?
     
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    MB hatches continue through May so it's all good... especially at the higher elevations.
     
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    Let it stand, I'll take a go of it again this month!
     
  10. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    What was done to the biot to make it glisten so. Or is the fly wet?
     
  11. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails.
     
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    I wonder how much of that brand of finger nail polish is sold to fly tyers. Just about every fly tyer I've met over the years uses the product.
     
  13. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    do you put that on the biot after it is wrapped and before the thorax is added or after the fly is complete? I see something glistening on the head also.
     
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    porterHause Just call me Jon

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    On the Biot after it's wrapped, and on the head/wing case after it's glued and dried as well. I tie up a bunch of tails, then coat. By the time I'm done coating the tails, the first one is dry enough, and I add thorax/wing case/head, following the same process with the glue and second coat.
     
  15. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Thanks, I see how you get that look now.
     
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    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Is it groundhogs day AGAIN?!?!?
     
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    yes all patterns must be tied with groundhogs fur
     
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    Hmmmmm.... that's going to be a little tough. I don't know any shops that stock groundhog fur and we don't see much in the way of road kill groundhogs in the NW.
     
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    I bet Hans has some "squirreled" away somewhere :)
     
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    Are there groundhogs in The Netherlands?
     

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