This weeks Fly Friday is fom PRO-Team member Paul Slaney, its the March Brown/ Brook Dun....

This time of year we should be thinking about filling our boxes for the coming season. That would be March 3rd around here. An early hatch that we enjoy on the Usk is that of the March Browns and Brook Duns. This fly pattern works for both hatches, is straightforward to tie with easily available materials. Fish it upstream, on a slack leader and if you are fishing slower glides, cut the hackle flat underneath.

Tight lines.

March Brown/Brook Dun Materials:

Hook.. Partridge SLD size 12

Thread.. Veevus 50 denier GSP in white

Tail.. Spade hackle, the colour isn’t really important.

Body.. A mix of Hares Ear and fine natural Snowshoe Hare fur.

Wing.. The tip of one brownish Partridge hackle and two CDC feather tips.

Hackle.. Dun badger, though Brown Dun, Brown or a mixture of any of these will work.

Paul Slaney

Paul counts himself lucky to live in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales on the banks of the River Usk, indeed it's a perfect testing ground for his flies with the river a short walk from his home. A little further afield he enjoys night fishing for Sea Trout on the west Wales rivers.

Over the past 25 years Paul has combined his interests of Travel, Photography and Fly Fishing and taken them all over the world in the pursuit many species of fish. His fly fishing experiences are many and varied but he feels most at home on the bonefish flats of the Caribbean.

Paul ties flies for many species of fish. He enjoys teaching and sharing his skills and experiences through live demonstrations at clubs and shows both at home and internationally, as well as through photography and social media.

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