Copper John

Created by John Barr

Uses

The Copper John is a general purpose attractor nymph that is useful in nearly any situation, especially when mayflies are active.

Variations

Other good colors: chartreuse, red.

How to Fish

Use trout indicator or tight line presentation to dead-drift fly near the bottom; or use as a dropper from a large dry fly.

 

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HOOK: 2X heavy, standard length, turned-down eye; e.g., TMC 3769 or equivalent. Size 12-20

THREAD: Black

HEAD: Gold bead

TAIL: Brown goose biots

BODY: Copper wire

THORAX: Peacock herl

WING CASE: Pearl Flashabou or equivalent

LEGS: Hungarian partridge or other soft hackle material