This fly is a cool one, but I don’t think it’s gonna qualify as a “EZ Copper John“. No tail, no legs, no wing-case. Brassie has a wire body (check), peacock thorax (check) and optionally a beadhead (check). Not to knock the fly, but just an observation. The fly does feature a multi-colored body, something I love on flies, and it is simple, so, tie away! As I’ve said before, I love simple flies, and this certainly qualifies.
The Brassie is a simple weighted Chironomid pattern and I have had lots of success on this pattern. The only demonstrated in this video is slightly different than the version I tie, but just as nice on the finish. My version I just wrap the wire onto the hook shank without using and thread to tie it down and the head is the same.