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Copper John

The Copper John is the most commonly used trout fly in the west these days. For a good reason, the Copper John is a great attractor pattern and it works! The Copper John was developed by legendary fly tier John Barr. The Copper John can be tied in a wide variety of colors, making it very versatile. The most popular color is red, and it is my favorite as well. A red Copper John catches more fish on the Arkansas River than any other fly out there. The Copper John does not really imitate a specific bug, but it does resemble a stonefly and mayfly very well. What makes the Copper John so effective is it's profile. It just looks buggy! My other favorite colors for the Copper John are: Copper, Chartreuse, Yellow and Black. Tie it the same way, just change the color of your wire! Copper John Fly Tying Recipe: Hook: #12-18 Daiichi 1710 or Tiemco 5262 Bead: Gold Cyclops Bead Underbody: .010 or .015 Lead Wire Thread: Black Veevus 12/0 or Veevus 14/0 Tail: Brown Goose Biots Body: Copper Wire Thorax: Peacock Herl Casing: Black FINO Skin or Thin Skin Casing2: Small Pearlescent Tinsel Legs: Partridge Glue: Epoxy or Thick Loon UV Fly Finish ENJOY OUR VIDEOS? SUPPORT US AND DONATE TODAY: PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!! - Visit Our Website: Follow Us On Facebook: Follow Us On Instagram: Follow Us On Twitter: