About the Copper John Trout Fly
The Copper John is a simple pattern that has become a classic that brings fish to the net regularly on a diversity of waters such as English Chalk Streams, waters throughout the Sierras and Alaskan Creeks.
It imitates or suggests a wide range of larvae/ aquatic insects, especially when tied with the appropriate coloured wire.
It can be fished either singly or as a dropper of a terrestrial or a bushy dry fly.
It is ideal for those bottom hugging winter grayling.
Copper John is dressed to sink like a stone, rapidly descending to where the shy and big fish feed. It is dressed with sufficient flash to attract and stimulate the trout's interest.
Creator of this trout fly: John Barr
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Rivers & Streams, Still Water
- Hook : 2X heavy, 2X long nymph or streamer hook. Sizes 10-14.
- Bead : Gold cyclops bead, size to match hook.
- Weight, optional : .015 lead wire.
- Thread : Black, 8/0 or 70 denier.
- Tails : Brown goose biots.
- Abdomen : Copper ultra wire, brassie size.
- Wing case (top) : Pearl flashabou, saltwater size.
- Wing case (bottom) : Strip of black thin skin, slightly narrower than the width of the hook gap.
- Thorax: Peacock herl.
- Legs: Speckled brown hen hackle.
- Adhesive: 5 minute epoxy.
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