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Old 04-30-2016, 06:46 PM
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Exclamation copper johns?

Im new to fly fishing and tying and was just wondering what some of your favorite ways to fish a copper John are?
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Rear most fly on a two fly rig. Either under an indy, tight lined or as a dropper.
I like to tie them smaller than the "usual". I think the "standard" recipe from John calls for a 14 2XL hook, but I really like them on a 16 1XL hook.
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Like any other wieghted nymph. They are closest to a mayfly and stonefly nymphs so fish them where mayflies and stoneflies are in the right sizes and wire color.

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Two rods rigged in the garage, mag clamps ready for the Jeep. Both rods have 'Copper Johns' on the end; they just work. Why is this 'Bad Idea t-shirt with a well stacked blue eyed advertising on my screen.. never mind. That was wife 1.0.
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Make sure you are tying/fishing those copper johns in red.
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Oops! Surely that wasn't supposed to be on the Youth Fly Fishing page.. still a few bugs in the banner ad system! Ha-ha!

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Default Re: copper johns?

Dry Dropper/favorite dropper fly in size 14-18, in copper of course. If I was down to 2 nymphs it would be this and a brown Girdle Bug. Of course that is not the case. I think the fish are attracted by the flash after they turn away from the dry fly.
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