How to Tie a March Brown Dry, Catskill-Style

Producer: Tim Flagler

Author, blogger and fly tier Matt Grobert show the steps for tying a March Brown dry fly tied Catskill-style.  The March Brown dry fly is a classic pattern that still fools trout during one of the quintessential mayfly hatches.

March Browns (Stenonema vicarium) tend to hatch sporadically throughout the day, which makes this sparsely tied dun a great fly to fish even when there aren’t bugs on the water.

Grobert starts his March Brown with a throwback Mustad 94840 dry fly hook in a size 12.  For thread he’s loaded a Rite Half Hitch Mag bobbin with a spool of olive Danville 6/0 tying thread.