Saturday, January 7, 2023

January 9th fly tying - Copper John

KFF monthly fly tying session
Monday, January 9, 2023

Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria
Also livestreamed on Zoom and YouTube

We'll kickoff the new year with one of the most popular trout patterns of all time, the Copper John. While we tied a rubber leg version 3 years ago, this will be our first try at John Barr's original version. We'll use a #12 hook for our first tie, which will be easier for our novice tiers. If time allows, we'll tie a second copy.

As always, all materials other than thread will be provided. We'll also have several sets of tools for those who do not have their own. Also, we will finish the thorax using UV resin, so if you have a UV light and resin, please bring them. Otherwise, Bill will have resin and a light to use.

For Zoom participants, enter the meeting number and password sent by email. For YouTube participants, search for "Kisatchie Fly Fishers" on YT.  The YouTube livestream and recording will be posted on the Kisatchie Fly Fishers YouTube channel.

As has been our practice at the end of the last few sessions, we will draw for a door prize at the end of the session – for this session, we will have one of the cool new green KFF caps.

Material list:

  • Hook: 2x long nymph hook, size #12
  • Bead:  1/8” gold brass bead or size to match hook
  • Thread: Black 8/0 or 70 denier
  • Tail: Brown goose biots
  • Weight:  .015” lead wire
  • Body:  Brassie UTC Ultra wire in copper or other color
  • Wing case: Saltwater pearl Flashabou & black Thinskin or Scud Back
  • Thorax: 2-3 strands of strung peacock
  • Legs: Brown speckled hen hackle or brown partridge
  • Adhesive: Clear UV resin – thick or multiple coats of thin