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Old 07-27-2009, 11:48 PM
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Default What is this? (Brassie variation)

My buddy's son found a few of these on the bank of the river we were fishing. I tied one on and it was the most effective fly that day. I have tied a whole bunch in copper and chartreuse. The head is just green, metallic, holographic thread and black tying thread. I like to think of it as a caddis larva - any thoughts? Anyone know if this sucker has a name too?

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Just looks like a variation on a brassie- and thus could serve as a caddis larvae or midge, depending on the size. What size are they?
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These are size 18 - pretty small.
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That is pretty small alright.

There's lots of variations out there on brassies, and simply changing the hook used changes the look too.

200R version-
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Scud hook version-
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Brass-
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Or Glass-
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And then you can always change up the color of the wire-
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Chartruese, pink, gold, and blue are worth a try too.
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Default Re: What is this? (Brassie variation)

I've seen that fly before. Memory doesn't serve me as well as in the past but hard pressed I'd say it was a fly in the tackle shop at Crowley Lake. Can't say for sure but might be worth a call.
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