Even simpler: Copper Joe - in effect a Brassie with a bead

The simpler, faster variation of a Copper John/Joe: no tail, no legs, no back, no epoxy. Still an extremely efficient nymph. It becomes in effect a Brassie with a bead.

Photo/illustration: Martin Joergensen ©2015

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From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted February 2nd 2012


I sure like your name and your willingness to stand openly behind your critique! Very grown up.

And yes, this is a Brassie! The article is about the Copper Joe, and this caption is definitely not right. My bad! Read the article and you will see Brassie mentioned several times - one place with the words "It becomes in effect a Brassie with a bead.". I have added that to the headline.

Not much new under the sun, neither regarding fly tying nor regarding anonymous comments...


From: Schmegma - Full name and email anonymized  Link
Submitted February 1st 2012

copper Joe eh? Google "Brassie" and tell me what you find. Chris is right, this is a Brassie...

From: chris · ccahlgrim·at·comcast.com  Link
Submitted August 6th 2010

that is a brassie

From: Pat Blessing · pblessing34·at·msn.com  Link
Submitted March 12th 2010

I tie and use Copper Joes in red, black, green and copper. I have found them to be as effecive as the much harder to tie Copper John. The Joe is a great nymph pattern on the Rio Penasco in Southeastern New Mexico.

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