March 2013


Copper John


Presenter/Tyer:
Caleb Roffman

Copper John

Pattern:
Thread: 8/0 Black
Hook: Standard wet fly hook, size 12 - 18
Bead:Gold
Tail: Brown goose biots
Abdomen: Copper wire (color of choice)
Thorax: Peacock herl
Legs: Pheasant tail fibers
Wing Case: Black Flashback
Tying Instructions and Pattern History:
This is one of my favorite flies to fish in the Driftless area. I like to dead drift in the head of riffles in fast water, all the way through the pools.

There are several varieties of the fly I like to tie and use. I use different colors of copper wire -- copper, red, yellow, green, and brown.

Have fun tying and good luck fishing!


Photograph ©2013 by Marv Slind