How to tie a Brasshawk

This is my go to skinny water carp pattern. The crawfish orange version i typically throw for Common carp (its easier to track and they love it) but ive caught tons of Grass carp on it to. The olive version i typically throw at Grass carp but works well on skinny Commons especially when theyre keyed in on damsel and dragon fly nymphs in clear water.

 

Materials list

Hook: tiemco 2457

Eyes: Med. bead chain black, gold or rustic

Legs: Hareline grizzly barred rubber legs med. (orange or olive)

Abdomen: Harelines Hare "e" ice dubbing (crawfish orange or olive)

Med. Brass (copper or olive)

Tail: Zonker strip (olive or crawfish orange)

Wing case: peacock herl

 

 

 

 Step one build your thread base tie in your eyes.

Step one build your thread base tie in your eyes.

 Step two wrap thread to the bend of the hook shank. Cut a piece of zonker and tie in.

Step two wrap thread to the bend of the hook shank. Cut a piece of zonker and tie in.

 Step three tie in your brass then tightly wrap your wire. About ten wraps will do.

Step three tie in your brass then tightly wrap your wire. About ten wraps will do.

 Step four tie in your peacock herl and leave it.

Step four tie in your peacock herl and leave it.

 Step five tie in your legs one side at a time

Step five tie in your legs one side at a time

 Step six dub your thorax from the brass to the bead chain eyes

Step six dub your thorax from the brass to the bead chain eyes

 Step seven pull your peacock herl forward to create a wing case. Tie in and trim. 

Step seven pull your peacock herl forward to create a wing case. Tie in and trim. 

 Step eight whip finish and glue!

Step eight whip finish and glue!

 Make an army go carping!

Make an army go carping!