Traditional Dry Fly tactics. Casting upstream and keeping a tight line to your fly as it drifts down. Focus on edges and clean drifts.
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After hatching into winged adults, March Brown duns will flutter to nearby foliage and vegetation prior to mating. After emergence, males will create large mating swarms above faster riffles and females will fly into these clouds of sexually mature males. After the females are fertilized, they will deposit their eggs on the surface of the faster water. Both males and females will fall as spent spinners to the surface film, some will float high on the water and others will be swept below the surface. The Spinner will have more color on its body and also will have clear wings. Falls of March Brown spinners can be very thick and when the water is thick with these spent bugs, trout rise feed voraciously on the surface.
The biot body of A.K's Western March Brown is a great way to approach the segmented body of the mayfly. With CDC wings and a healthy amount of hackle this fly will stay floating high all day.
A twist on the classic Adams dry fly, the Adams Irresistible is a fantastic March Brown mayfly imitation. With a spun deer hair body this fly will stay floating high for a whole day of fishing.
If it ain't broke don't fix it. The Parachute Adams is one of the most versatile dry flies in the game. With a great silhouette, and a easy to see white post this dry fly will not disappoint. We especially...