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Tying a Low Water Salmon Fly the March Brown with Davie McPhail by Davie McPhail


March Brown Salmon Fly (low water version)

Hook, Daiichi 2015 size 3
Thread, UNI-Thread 8/0 Yellow and finish with UNI-Thread 8/0 black
Tag, Small Oval Gold Tinsel
Tail, Golden Pheasant Crest
Rib, Medium Gold Tinsel
Body, Hare’s Body or Mask Dubbing
Hackle, Brown Partridge Feather
Wing, Bronze Mallard
Roof, Golden Pheasant Crest
Eyes, Small Jungle Cock nail or Sub
Head, Black

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Bonnie Bell – Wilson Sporting Camps

I think it’s Doug Kinsman(?) from Wilson Sporting Camps tying up this sweet little double for the Miramichi river in New Brunswick. The fly is named for Bonnie Wilson and tied with lots of green, a color popular on the river. Enjoy!

Hook: Double salmon hook
Thread: 6/0 Black
Tag: Holographic gold flat mylar
Body: Green flat mylar
Wing: Black rabbit
Flash: Metallic green flash
Collar: Green hen hackle
Eyes: Jungle cock nails
Head: Black thread



Double Rainbow – Rocky Maley

What does this mean?

Rocky has been creating some awesome tutorials lately on his new blog / shop site – Steelhead Junkies. For anyone interested in tying the large classic salmon flies, Rocky has put together a bit of a tutorial on how he does it, first with the underbody, and then secondly with the dressing. Honestly, he makes it look easy, but I know better. Perhaps in my retirement years I’ll try a few of these, but until then, i can simply sit back, watch and enjoy.

Part 1 – The Under Body.

Double Rainbow Underbody
Double Rainbow Underbody

Part 2 – Finishing the Double Rainbow.

Double Rainbow - Rocky Maley
Double Rainbow - Rocky Maley

If my opening statement confused you, watch the clip below.