Thursday, March 15, 2012

The March black

Pete and I have been test driving a few "experimental" wet flies during the extended emergence of the early blacks this past month.  While most of the wets have caught a few trout this bead head version of the black pheasant tail has out performed the others hands down.  When your buddy tells you he needs  more bead head black pheasant tail soft hackles you know you have a winner.  You can omit the bead head and fish this fly in the film for fish taking spent adult or emergers

The March black
TMC 3761 #16
black thread
black nickel bead
black pheasant tail fibers tail and abdomen
X-S cooper wire rib
peacock ice dub thorax
dark Indian hen back hackle

6 comments:

  1. Is this a pattern you have created?
    You tie them and Pete makes them work.
    Well done guys.

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  2. Brk Trt - this is the fly that Pete has been doing well with. It's a symboitic relationship;I tie them and he fishes them ! Decided I needed to change the name to march black to coincide with the time of year this fly fishes well

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  3. Small black flies are always sure to be winners. The peacock ice dubbing is a nice touch, give the fly a little sparkle and it makes a good fly even better. Nice job.

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  4. I could have used these the other day. Time to tie up a few for the weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Kiwi and Passinthru - thanks ! They fish very well this time of year.

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  6. Excellent fly! I have been having a lot of luck on black colored flies as well. This looks like a must tie! Thanks for sharing. Tight Lines.

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