This version of the March Brown Spider is from Dave Hughes “Essential Trout Flies” and originally came from Sylvester Nemes’ “Soft Hackle Fly” from 1975. This is a great mayfly soft hackle when the March Brown’s are hatching, or even when there is no hatch and you need an effective searching pattern.
Hook: #10-16 1x long wet fly
Thread: Brown or rusty orange
Rib: Gold oval tinsel, medium
Body: Hare's mask mixed with sparkle yarn
Hackle: Brown partridge
Dave Hughes fly tying books used in this series