Don’t under estimate the Brassie! It’s one of the best all-around small fly nymphs out there.
The Brassie has a wire body that imitates the segmented bodies of midges and caddisflies. It also sinks like a stone, getting you into the feeding zone - fast!
Invented in Colorado in the 1960s by three South Platte fanatics—Ken Chandler, Tug Davenport, and Gene Lynch—the original Brassie had a body of copper wire and a head of black shrink-wrap tubing. Like all things, the fly has evolved with the passage of time. It’s now available in a wide range of colors.
When To Fish The Brassie
Use this fly under a strike indicator or dry fly on streams, but don't overlook using it in lakes under a small strike indicator as well.
The Brassie is likely the most under-utilized "Big Trout" patterns there is. It looks like a variety of things and the shiny body and bead reflect surrounding light when underneath and this fly will take on the natural segmented look of a real insect.
That's it for now my fishy friends. Enjoy your time on the water. Please remember, pack it in, pack it out.
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