The Hackled March Brown is one of my favorite big fish wet flies. Long time readers may recall the first time I wrote about it — you can read that piece here. I don’t have much to add, other than this has become a supremely reliable pattern for me when the Isonychia are flying. (Next time you’re fishing sulphurs, and you hear a rise that sounds like someone threw a bowling ball into the river, betcha your lunch money it was a trout eating an Iso.) The Hackled March Brown is almost always my point fly on a three fly team. Fish it this summer and you’ll see why I recommend you tie it on a 2x strong hook.
Steve, during these time of staying home and indoors most of every day, it is very refreshing to see your posts about so many important fly fishing topics. Even those that we may have read before. You bring them back to life and I for one certainly enjoy them and appreciate you time and effort. I watch lots of tying videos these days and I really enjoy yours.
Ray, you just made my day. Thanks so much for the note, and I’m glad you’re enjoying the website. More good stuff on the way!
Another excellent demo! Have to get my vise out again!
Yes, you do! Stay safe and happy tying.
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