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    How would you classify this fly, tied like a brassie. I just left the insulation on the wire, I landed my first largie on this fly.
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    Simple and effective! If the fish like it, I like it
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    Nice - I would classify it as a caddis.
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    Thanx for sharing Mike! Nice fly! Will certainly give it a try!

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    Would classify it as effective & easy to tie

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    Another advantage is the copper gives it little more weight than when you use v-rib (without adding bulk).
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    Nice one Mike!

    Another little idea I sometimes use is getting some of that thin semi-transparent stretch plastic tubing in whatever colours. You can insert copper or other wire of appropriate diameter into it and wind that as a body. It looks pretty 'cool' having the opaque core of the body and a translucent outer skin. This can be used in appropriate diameters for midge pupae/larvae, mayfly nymphs or caddis larvae/pupae.

    I reckon yours tied quite thickly does look more like a small Hydropsyche caddis pupae. I reckon this kind of body with brown markings on top could also imitate the abdomen of a small golden stonefly nymph?
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    inovative
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    PS Mike, I've only tried this a few times, but you can also fill transparent hollow tubing with various coloured liquids to give a unique effect for nymphs.
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    Looking at it know I could of given it 3 or 4 more turns to follow the curve of the hook a bit better.
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