Barr’s Copper John

Barr’s Copper John

Copper John
The copper John has become a signature trout fly designed by fly tying great John Barr.  The Copper john is now tied in a variety of colors, sizes, and variations. Try adding rubberlegs, alternating the color of the bead, and/or using contrasting wire colors for the body.  If you are trout fisherman in Colorado or anywhere in the Rocky Mountains, this is a mandatory fly! Use it under an indicator or as the weight in the “Hopper-copper-dropper” set up.

Fly Tying Materials List: We are happy to mail you any materials you will need to tie this fly and/or others.  To order by phone call us at 720-851-4665.

Hook: TMC 5262 #10-22
Thread: 70 UTC Black
Tail: Goose Biots
Body: UTC Wire
Wingcase: Black Thinskin and Flashback
Legs: Partridge
Thorax: Peacock Herl

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