Mark E. Brown Flies
Tyed by: Mark Brown
Hook: Mustad #2X3 Streamer hook (9672) put a slight bend just before the thorax.
Thread: # 60 pre-waxed
Tail: Goose Biots (golden) start with a small portion of dubbing creating a small ball at the tail, then tie in the goose Boits. This will help to keep the tail section separated...
Body: Natural dubbing (rabbit or seal) black #7 dubbin
Rib: Fine wire or thread (tan) or (gold)
Wing case: Swiss straw (tan or brown) I tie in two wing cases, the first being smaller (shorter) than the second...
Thorax: Black hackle, palmer in trimming the top portion before tying in the second wing case...
Head: Black thread, build up the head somewhat before tying in the last two goose biots.
I have use this Winter Stonefly pattern throughout the Great Lakes region and have found it to be a very productive for Steelhead, Browns and also inland Trout such as Brookies, Rainbow. As my luck would have it the suckers like it a great deal also...I highly recommend this pattern on the Sheboygan River once the water temps. hover around 45-47.
Species: Browns, Kings, Cohos and Steelhead
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