Copper John

$3.00

John Barr is one of the greatest fly tiers of our time.  Naturally, that means he has created some game-changing patterns for the fly fishing industry.  One of our favorites at Tailwater Junkie is a Copper John.  John Barr created this pattern back in the 1990’s and it has been a go-to for anglers ever since.  Depending on the size and color, it can match the hatch from anything from a large stonefly to a very small Blue-Winged Olive (BWO) imitation.  It is one of those flies that everyone must have in their arsenal.   Our favorite colors to fish are Copper and Red.

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John Barr is one of the greatest fly tiers of our time.  Naturally, that means he has created some game-changing patterns for the fly fishing industry.  One of our favorites at Tailwater Junkie is a Copper John.  John Barr created this pattern back in the 1990’s and it has been a go-to for anglers ever since.  Depending on the size and color, it can match the hatch from anything from a large stonefly to a very small Blue-Winged Olive (BWO) imitation.  It is one of those flies that everyone must have in their arsenal.   Our favorite colors to fish are Copper and Red.

Fishing Strategies:

A Copper John is an exceptional attractor imitation and fishes well under a wide range of conditions.  Dusk and dawn are two perfect times to tie on a Copper John.  It can be fished as an attractor or used as a dropper in a tandem nymphing rig.  Some of our favorite droppers off a Copper John are: Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tails, Sparkle Wing RS2, Jujubaetis, Stalcup’s Baetis and Foam Wing Emergers.

Recipe:

Hook: #18-20 Tiemco 5262
Bead: Brass, Gold
Thread: Black UTC 70 Denier
Tail: Brown goose biots
Abdomen: Copper Ultra Wire
Wing Case: Black Thin Skin, Medium Opal Mirage Tinsel
Thorax: Peacock herl
Legs: Speckled Brown Hen
Body Finish: Clear Resin Finish

Additional information

Color

Copper, Red

Size

16

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