View Single Post
Old 12-08-2012, 09:27 AM
MadisonBoats's Avatar
MadisonBoats MadisonBoats is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Norris, TN
Posts: 2,093

Originally Posted by cockeye valdez View Post
I like the looks of the bug M.B. I want to clarify one ingredient, is the copper wire 'brasie' wire ?
CV-I am not sure what you are asking...I think you want to know if it is wire designed specifically for tying brassie patterns(?) Not sure about that...

Any wire will work.

However; I like to
  • focus the weight/center of gravity on the gape of the hook so that the fly pierces the surface film easily;*(I often use nymph hooks)
  • but, catches on the hackle wings,
  • and is supported (floats) by the foam.
Note: the pattern imitation is not the key point.
*The key is fly "utility" design and dynamic presentation.
“Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will, & creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom... The
to choose, to respond, to change.”

Reply With Quote