Kobberbassen or the Copper Bully is a Danish fly intended to catch seatrout, but anything eating Gammarus will take this fly invented by Ove Monrad. The fly is easy to tie using only two different materials, and it is also very lasting. You can use Kobberbassen as the main fly or as a dropper on a rig.
Materials for Kobberbassen
|UNI Wire||Copper SM|
Video Instructions on How to Tie the Kobberbassen
Slideshow on How To Tie the Kobberbassen
Step 1 – Make the Body & Rib the Fly
Start tying from the eye of the hook towards the bend. Stop halfway and attach a piece of copper wire. Tie in the copper wire and stop at the bend of the hook. Tie your thread halfway back again and make a dubbing noodle. Doing this will get easier to get the correct taper into the fly.
Cover the back half of the hook before you start going towards the eye of the hook again. It should be thicker in the middle, giving it the Gammarus look. Once you have dubbed the body, it is time to rib the fly. Give it 3 – 6 turns of ribbing, depending on the size of the fly. Finish it off with a whip-finish and some glue.
How to Fish the Kobberbassen Fly
Ove Monrad invented the Copper Bully to catch seatrout in Denmark, but this fly has few limits. I’ve used it from seatrout fishing in the sea, catching browns in rivers and lakes. Any fish eating Gammarus will take this fly.