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Copper John - Blue

Umpqua Feather Merchants
$1.90

The Copper John combines a Prince Nymph tail, Brassie body, Pheasant Tail style thorax, Mike Mercer's style of Poxyback wingcase and a bead head. Truly innovative, the bead head and wire body help get this morsel right in the dining area without the aid of extra weight.

FLY RECIPE:

HOOK:  TFS 5262, sizes 12-18
THREAD:  Ultra Tying Thread, 6/0 blue
BODY WEIGHT:  Lead Free Wire, 8-10 wraps of .020
BEAD:  Bead Head, gold - match to hook size
TAIL:  Goose Biot, brown
ABDOMEN:  Ultra Wire, blue - size to match
WINGCASE STRIPE:  Flash-A-Bou, pearl
WINGCASE:  Thin Skin, black - coat entire wingcase with 5-Minute Epoxy
THORAX:  Peacock Herl
LEGS:  Hen Saddle, brown

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The Copper John combines a Prince Nymph tail, Brassie body, Pheasant Tail style thorax, Mike Mercer's style of Poxyback wingcase and a bead head. Truly innovative, the bead head and wire body help get this morsel right in the dining area without the aid of extra weight.

FLY RECIPE:

HOOK:  TFS 5262, sizes 12-18
THREAD:  Ultra Tying Thread, 6/0 blue
BODY WEIGHT:  Lead Free Wire, 8-10 wraps of .020
BEAD:  Bead Head, gold - match to hook size
TAIL:  Goose Biot, brown
ABDOMEN:  Ultra Wire, blue - size to match
WINGCASE STRIPE:  Flash-A-Bou, pearl
WINGCASE:  Thin Skin, black - coat entire wingcase with 5-Minute Epoxy
THORAX:  Peacock Herl
LEGS:  Hen Saddle, brown

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A few years ago a couple of avid fishermen from Denver arrived in Steamboat Springs after fishing a bunch of Colorado rivers. It was September, and they told me that the fly that caught the most fish on their journey was this Blue Copper John. When matching the hatch isn’t convincing the Rainbows I tie one on!
Posted by Mark D Sanders on May 5th 2020

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SKU: 778F