What is a March Brown Fly?
Western March Browns (or simply March Browns) are your first “easy-to-see” mayfly hatch of the new season. Look for March Brown hatches on local rivers when water temperatures start reaching 42 degrees consistently. They often get stronger as water temperatures approach 47.
What does March Brown imitate?
The insect March Brown is a mayfly, and most March Brown patterns imitate that in some sense – as a nymph, an emerger, often tied as a wet fly, or as a dun in the form of a dry fly. In the US it’s oftentimes used for Rhithrogena morrisoni, also a mayfly.
What do wet flies like March Brown do?
Trout Wet Fly – March Brown wet flies like March Brown are are range of flies that imitate larva, pupa, drowned adults and Lures The trout finds most of its food beneath the surface of the water, sometimes by grubbing around the weed-beds, at other times by rising in water to take nymphs and pupae on their way to the surface
Where to find March brown flies in Ireland?
The natural March Brown is found on wild, rocky rivers and not chalk streams. In Ireland the March Brown is a good early season lough pattern, probably taken for the water louse (Asellus).
When to fish a trout with a wet fly?
Always fish a dry-fly pattern when you see a trout rising during a hatch of natural insects. However, when the trout refuses to rise to a dry fly, fishing just below the surface with a wet fly can often work. When no activity is obvious, it is a case for the wet fly, pure and simple.
Where does March brown trout get its food?
If you are tying the March Brown yourself the rib is often omitted on smaller March Brown’s. The trout finds most of its food beneath the surface of the water, sometimes by grubbing around the weed-beds, at other times by rising in water to take nymphs and pupae on their way to the surface