Monday, February 27, 2017

Tying the Copper & Tan Wet

Copper & Tan Wet




The Copper & Tan is a productive early spring pattern for me. Extremely effective in a classic swing through tail-outs immediately following a March Brown hatch. I prefer to grease the tippet leaving the final 6-8" of tippet without floatant, keeping this pattern in or near the film throughout the swing. Simple to tie and simple to fish.



Copper & Tan Recipe

Hook:  #14 Orvis Tactical Wide-Gape
Thread:  8/0 Tan Uni-thread
Rib:  X-small Copper Ultra Wire
Hackle:  Tan Brahma Hen Cape