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The value of good simple fishing flies

Posted by Steve Galea at

The photo above shows a dozen brassies in size 16 along with a dime for comparison. The brassie, to me, epitomizes what a fishing fly should be. It is easily tied uisng a small list of readily available materials (a size 16 scud hook, black thread, a short length of copper wire and a solitary strand of peacock herl.) Most importantly, it is a proven fish catcher.  I tied these brassies  last night after a friend of mine reminded me of how effective they can be as a dropper fly. And while they are not the most sophisticated pattern, there was something truly satisfiying...

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