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    Default Brassie, The Easy Simply Forgotten Nymph

    Here is a fly called the Brassie. There are a few ways to tye this fly, but I prefer the one pictured.
    Brassie:
    Hook: Mustad 9671 size 14
    Thread: Danville Black 6/0
    Body: Lagartun Fine Copper Wire
    Thorax: One strand of peackock herl from the eye
    Before tying in the Peacock herl, add a small coat of head cement in this case hard as hull and wrap the herl forward with the stem side of the herl facing the eye. The head cement enforces the herl and cuts down on the uses of excess material.


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    Nice fly. Although the Zebra Midge is my favorite tailwater nymph, Brassies still work well and I make sure I have a bunch. Originally, the fly was tied with a small section of black heat-shrink tubing at the head; peacock looks a lot nicer.

    Regards,
    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottP View Post
    Nice fly. Although the Zebra Midge is my favorite tailwater nymph, Brassies still work well and I make sure I have a bunch. Originally, the fly was tied with a small section of black heat-shrink tubing at the head; peacock looks a lot nicer.

    Regards,
    Scott
    Scott, what is your favorite color and size for fishing the Zebra Midge?
    Bruce

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    It is still in my box.

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    Played with this. Tried woven bodies.




    first two size 14 hook.
    Last one size 22

    Rick

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    Try braiding the wire, it takes a little patiences but works pretty well.

    Braided L Bug 1.jpg
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