P.O. Box 1181, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-1181

Dubuque Fly Fishers


Copper John

Type: Jig

Hook: Mustad 9672 #16

Bead: Copper 7/74

Weight: 13 wraps of lead wire

Thread: Black 6/0

Tail: Brown goose biots

Abdomen: Ultra wire, small

Wing Case: Red Thin Skin and pearl Flashabou covered with exoxy

Thorax: Peacock herl

Legs: Speckled hen back

Originator: John Barr

Tied by: C. J. Klenske

Note: See John Barr's book Barr Flies for complete tying and fishing instructions, along with many of this other flies

C. J. suggests fishing it as a dropper with a Crystal Hopper.