Brassie

 

Recipe

HOOK: 3X long curved shank; e.g. TMC 200R or equivalent. Sizes 16-20

HEAD: Brass or other metal bead

THREAD: Black

BODY: Copper wire wrapped around the hook

THORAX: Peacock herl

 

Uses

Useful during midge hatches and when small mayflies, such as blue-winged olives and pale morning duns are in season. The weight of the wire helps the fly get deeper.

When you look at the dressing, you'll realize that this fly has as much right to be called a "Copperie" as a "Brassie".

 

Variations

Other useful body colors are red, chartreuse, and white over red.

 

How to Fish

Use the trout indicator, tight line, or shallow nymph presentations.

 

 

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