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    Default A Traditional March Brown Nymph

    Here is an old fashioned March Brown Nymph dressed on one
    of Veniards new series of hooks.



    March Brown Nymph
    Hook: #12 Veniard Light Nymph
    Silk: Pearsall hot orange.
    Tail: Three cock pheasant fibres.
    Rib: Fine gold wire.
    Body: Pheasant tail fibres.
    Thorax: Dark hare's ear fur.
    Hackle: Partridge.
    Donald Nicolson (Scotland)

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    Donald,

    Very nice. Sort of a soft hackle or flymph?

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    It is a nymph pattern from before WW2, based on Skues via Lawrie.
    A popular fly then on the Tweed.
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    Is it fished as a nymph - bouncing on the bottom; or as a soft hackle on the down and across cast with resultant swing at the end?

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    It is unweighted, it is fished subsurface. Skues nymphs were not leaded.
    The use of lead on nymphs was more post war.
    They were sometimes used with a Spider or a Dry fly.
    Have a look at W.H. Lawrie's book 'The Rough Stream Nymph'.

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    This is identical to Leisenring's Pheasant Tail Nymph.
    Both Lawrie and Leisenring were influenced by Skues, unsurprisingly.
    Donald Nicolson (Scotland)

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