Copper Swan

Uses

This variation of the Copper John (a trout fly) is useful when nymphing for steelhead

Variations

Other common colors: chartreuse, silver, black

How to Fish

Present with a steelhead indicator tactics.

 

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HOOK: 2X heavy, 2X short shank, turned-down eye; e.g. TMC 2457 or equivalent. Sizes 6-14

HEAD: Copper bead

THREAD: Red

BODY: Heavy copper wire

WING CASE: Pearl Flashabou. Pull over thorax when thorax is finished

THORAX: Peacock herl. Pull wingcase over top and tie off behind beadhead

HACKLE: White CDC

WING: Two white goose biots

COLLAR: Red thread