Barr's Copper John gets the Trash Fly treatment.
John Barr is in my opinion one of the greats in the realm
of fly tying. He is one I hold high. I bought his book, that ought to say a lot.
One of his patterns I like and fish a lot is the 'Copper John'. This piece is
dedicated to the Copper John and how some Trash Fly philosophy was applied to
Hook: #14 Nymph 2X
Weight: Lead wire medium
Tail: Biots Dark Brown
Flash: Strip of Krystal Flash
Wing-case: Stretch Body black.
Abdomen: Wire from a broken pair of 'ear bud' style
Thorax: Peacock Hurl
Note: The headphone wire is usually red, blue, and gold
in one pair of headphones. I have also found green in some brands.
Took them to a Delayed Harvest stream a few
counties over. The test was complete and intense. I caught a 'obscene number
of fish'. :)