Variation of the Brassie, a bead head is added for additional weight so the fly sinks faster. A versatile nymph pattern whose wire body imitates a segmented body. Different colored wire can be used to tie variations.
Slide a bead on the hook and then place it in the vise.
Begin wrapping the copper wire along the shank, make sure the wraps are tight and touching each other. Use small pliers or hackle pliers to hold the tag end while wrapping if necessary.
Continue wrapping the wire along the shank, compressing the coils and sliding it along the bend until it is half way down.
Using a old pair of scissors, snip off the wire close to the shank and then use your thumbnail or something hard like the flats of your scissors to press the ends of the wire down so it sits flush on the hook shank.
An optional step, I like to coat my wire with a thin UV resin before continuing. This really helps lock things in place and adds a little durability to the fly.
Start the thread directly behind the bead.
Create a small dubbing noddle on the thread.
Create a small dubbing ball directly behind the bead to both lock it in place, and form a small thorax.
Whip finish directly behind the bead. Applying a small amount of head cement to the thread will help secure its tag end.