The March Brown (Rithrogena germanica)

and Late or False March Brown (Ecdyonurus venosus).

 

To all intents and fly dressing purposes, these are the same fly.

 

March Brown Nymph - Dict. of Trout Flies 2nd ed.;

A. Courtney Williams - page 231.

Hook:   Size 13.

Whisks: Two short strands of cock pheasant tail.

Body:   Herl of cock pheasant tail.

Ribbing: Fine gold wire.

Thorax: Bunch of hare's ear at shoulder.

Legs: Partridge light brown feather.

 

 

March Brown Nymph (John Veniard )

Hook: 12 - 14.

Tail: Two strands of cock pheasant tail fibres,

or brown mallard shoulder feather fibres.

Body: Cock pheasant tail.

Rib: Gold wire.

Thorax: Hare's ear fur.

Wing-case: Woodcock wing feather fibres.

Legs: Small brown speckled partridge hackle.

 

March Brown Nymph (Clyde style)

Immature nymph

Whisks: Two or three strands from marled cock pheasant tail.

Body: Dark hare lug spun on orange tying silk.

Rib: Fine gold wire.

Thorax: Dark hare lug.

Hackle: Dark partridge trimmed to a suitable length.

Personally I do not agree with trimming hackle.

 

Mature nymph

Whisks: Two or three strands from marled cock pheasant tail.

Body: Dark hare lug spun on orange tying silk.

Rib: Fine gold wire.

Wing-cases: From secondary wing feather of hen pheasant,

coloured side out.

Hackle: Dark partridge.

 

Hooks: Immature - 16,18.

           Mature - 12,14.