Copper John

October, 2008

                               Fly Pattern: Copper John
                    Tier's Name: Dean Childs             Email: see roster 
                    Date: October 6, 2008                Phone: see roster       

    Fly Originator and History: John Barr first tied an early version of 
    the Copper John in 1993, but he feels that it was finally finished in 1996. 

                               How the Fly is Fished
    Suggested line and leader: Sinking leader. 
    Depth: Fish deep.
    Suggested retrieve: Slow retrieve / dead drift with an occasional twitch to 
    get the attention of your prey. 
    Comments:  Set up a dropper rig with the Copper John in the front and a more 
    buoyant fly in the rear.   

                               Fly Material
    Hook: make /size / length: Tiemco 5262  #10 (to 18).
    Head size / color: Gold bead - proportional to hook size.
    Thread: size / color /type: Black 70-denier Ultra Thread, black.
    Weighted? y/n / size / # of wraps: Yes. Lead wire 0.020". About 14 wraps on 
    a #10 hook.
    Tail material / size / color: Brown goose biots.
    Body material /size /color: Ultra Wire, color will depend on conditions and bugs. 
    Ribbing size / color: none.
    Thorax size / color: Peacock herl and tinsel.
    Wing case / color: Black Thinskin (see Note below).
    Wing case split: Fine silver tinsel
    Hackle size / color: none.
    Legs: Mottled brown hen back.
    Other: 30-minute clear epoxy.
    Note: Instead of Thinskin, cut a strip of clear plastic from a "Zip Lock" 
    sandwich bag and color it black once it is attached.

                               Tying Steps
    Please go to the following web site for detailed instructions on how to tie the Copper John: