Published Nov 6. 2020 - 7 months ago
Updated or edited Nov 8. 2020

Copper John

The Copper John is a classic pattern that has been around for ages, and also its one of the most popular attractor and lead fly ever created. This fly is heavy, its flashy, and it just works to get your flies down and attract the trout with some flashiness. But its not overly flashy in order to scare them away. For the most part you will get strikes on this fly, but I like to fish this with a trailing fly that is more realistic. Something that when the trout come up to observe this fly, they see the trailer fly and decide to hit that. There is no need to fish this with lead to get down, especially if you use a tungsten bead up front. This will get your other fly down quick.

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Hook: Risen barbless nymph hook 9231 in size 16 -
Bead: Risen gold brass bead size 2.4 -
Weight: Lead wire size 0.010 -
Thread: Red 6/0 Veevus -
Tail: Brown Goose Biot -
Abdomen: Brassie Sized Copper Wire -
Flash: Medium/wide Pearl Tinsel -
Backing: Baby Bug Back in Black -
Thorax - Peacock hurl -
Legs: Whiting Hen Cape in brown -
Resin: Solarez Thick Hard UV resin -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Scissors: Dr. Slick all purpose -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
UV Light: Ultrafire UV Super Power -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -


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