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March Brown

As far back as the 1600's, the March Brown is recorded as being a fly fishing pattern of choice in England. A must-have classic dry fly pattern. Imitates larger brown to tan mayflies, very effective from spring to early summer. If you are interested in tying your own March Brown mayflies, see our fly pattern recipe below.
Average Customer Rating:
4.4 out of 5
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4 of 5(80%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for March Brown
Review 1 for March Brown
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good fly,
June 17, 2014
By: Flyfishingdog
from Charlottesville, va
"Works great for brook trout and good for a mayfly hatch."
Review 2 for March Brown
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
hooked up first cast,
May 15, 2012
By: flyfishorgolf
"Recently took a trip to new water - caught NICE BROWNIE on the first cast."
Review 3 for March Brown
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
March Brown,
October 11, 2008
By: Gitter
The physical picture of this fly is not as I would describe it . Where is the dark rust body and gold ribbing??
This a nice fly but not the March brown.. Seems the flies are being pastelized( I just made up that word) . Look at the Ausable Wullf representation in Orvis... Where is the rusty body of the classic Ausable???The March Brown looks like an Ausable Wyulff though they should look nothing alike!!
I am trying to learn to tie these flies and cannot find ANY consistency in the description or pictures of the flies...
I have been fly tying and fishing for over 30 years and am surprised by what I percieve as a lack of detail in a very detail oriented game ...
Not a good representation of the flies in my opinoin"
Response from Orvis:By Orvis Customer Service TeamOctober 15, 2008
Orvis Customer Service immediately contacted this customer and apologized for the flies not being accurate in the photographs. Orvis greatly appreciates the feedback of items as we are constantly trying to find ways to improve them. Orvis has also forwarded the customers request to the buyers of the product so they can be aware of the request.
Ratings-Only Reviews for March Brown
Based on the average of (2) ratings-only reviews
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Would recommend? Yes 2 out of 2