Fly Tying: The Brassie

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Video: Tightline Productions

A simple fly pattern that needs no introduction.

Brassies are one of the easiest flies to tie, and one of the most versatile to have in your fly box.

The first fly I ever tied was a Brassie, and I still tie them today. In size 16 or 18, these flies are deadly all year long.

I tend to tie these on a Klinkhamer style hook, like the Daiichi 1160, but scud style hooks, such as the Daiichi 1130 seem to work pretty well too. For the thorax, the peacock herl in the video above works great, but I tend to build up a thorax using buggy dubbing as well.

Brassies can be fished in most all types of water and situations. I find these work well in fast runs where you need to get down to the bottom quickly. Brassies are heavy, so they sink like a tank.

Brassies are easy to tie and a fly that you should be super familiar with.


Cory Perry
I'm a husband, father and fly fishing geek living in Greenville, SC. I'm down with slinging flies, tying flies and spending every minute I can enjoying the vast outdoors with my family and friends.

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