Copper John - Red
When John Barrís Copper John came on the fly fishing scene a few years ago it was an immediate success for anglers and commercial fly tyers. The unprecedented popularity of the original fly tied using copper wire caused fly tyers to experiment with many other colors of wire. We saw every color you could think of wrapped around a hook and named another form of the Copper John.
The popularity of the Copper John has not dwindled, but the colors have. Now, the most popular colors are copper and red. The red Copper John has remained as a staple in many anglerís fly boxes along with the original copper color.
This is a very good fly and it is fished extensively across the United States but particularly in the Southern Appalachians and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The fly is heavy due to the bead head and the wire covered body. So, the fly gets down deep, which is essential during the cold months. However, this is a year-round fly that produces well for all species of trout. This is another of our top picks.
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