Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Fly Of The Week
They say dynamite comes in small packages and this saying is particularly true when it comes to this simple pattern the Brassie.
The Brassie is simple in design and quite easy to tie. Consisting of only two materials - fine copper wire and dubbing, this fly will cause an explosion of activity in the trout community.
Having a body of copper wire adds weight to the fly and gets it down into the column. The Brassie can be nymphed alone or used as a dropper or trailer.
Originally the Brassie was tied as a copper body fly but now with the introduction of colored wires it can be tied to produce a varied scheme of colors and possibilities.
Tie this pattern in sizes 12 to 20 for best results. I use a curved caddis hook for the Brassie.