Published May 27. 2016 - 5 months ago

Copper John

The Copper John is a very heavy fly that is great for getting down deep to the fish. I use this as my first fly in a tandem rig often to get my small midge down deep. Its very flashy and will get the trouts attention. It doesn't mimic any bug in particular, but is suggestive of many bug profiles. While there are many materials used in tying this fly, its really not too difficult to tie.

Hook: Umpqua U103 size 12
Thread: Black 8/0 sized thread
Tail: Brown Goose Biots
Weight: .15 size lead wire, and a bead head
Dubbing: Super Dry Dubbing
Abdomen: Brassie sized copper wire
Wing Case: Palmered peacock hurl, thin skin, and saltwater sized flashabou
Legs: Hen hackle feather
Epoxy: Solarez "Thick Hard" UV curing resin

Music: Sunny, funnysong, happiness -


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