Mercury TS Brassie

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This month’s pattern is a mashup of design elements and techniques borrowed from other flies including Pat Dorsey’s Top Secret Midge and Mercury Brassie and Jay Zimmerman’s Iceman Midge. It is quick and fairly easy to tie and is a good choice to use as the bottom fly in an indicator dropper nymph rig under an egg or legs. This example is tied on a size 16 hook but I normally tie it on size 18 or 20.

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