Copper John Pattern & Tying Instructions

Fly Tying Recipe: Copper John
Hook:
2X-heavy, 2X-long nymph or streamer hook, sizes 10-20.
Bead:
Gold Cyclops bead, size to match hook.
Weight:
.015 lead wire.
Thread:
Black, 8/0 or 70 denier.
Tails:
Brown goose biots.
Abdomen:
Copper Ultra Wire, brassie-size.
Wingcase (top):
Pearl Flashabou, saltwater-size.
Wingcase (bottom):
Strip of black Thin Skin, slightly narrower than the width of the hook gap.
Thorax:
Peacock herl.
Legs:
Speckled brown hen hackle.
Adhesive:
5-minute epoxy.
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