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