Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Thomas Williams, Apr 28, 2013.
Spent most of the day at the vice. Some good results I think. Let me know what you think.
I like the looks of the mustard colored soft hackles.
I see gaps...and pink.
Very Nice ties!
I see fish food!
I'm pretty sure the fish will forgive the gaps chewy. And its shrimp hares ear not pink
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nice soft hackles
wheres the copper johns?
from charlie craven
Those are my own version of a copper john. You can call them wire body nymphs if it makes you feel better. Very rarely will I copy a pattern exactly.
The actual Cooper John is a pain to tie. I too have came up with a pattern that is easier to tie and works about the same. Less is more.
If I remember correctly it wasn't that long ago that you were telling the forum that you were going to start tying. It's been cool seeing the great ties you've done in many different styles. These are really nice and remind me of a fly called the Bird of Prey. It's one of my favorites for fall trout that are keyed into caddis pupa.
Thanks Patrick. Ive been tying now for about 4 or 5 months. Im totally addicted and have been rapidly filling fly boxes with my own patterns. I have a similar pattern I tied that looks like your bird of prey ill upload it when I get off work. Its tied on a size 10 Scud hook and weighted heavily for my anchor fly. Also instead of partridge I used Guinea feathers dubbed in the split thread technique.
I'm taking a bit of a tangent for this thread but Patrick's fly is very similar to what Hoof used at Rocky Ford in August of last year. Hoof was the BC guy down here on vacation and I had planned a skunking for him. His fly worked well at RF. My guess is they liked the shape as a shrimp. I don't think RF has #12 caddis.
I agree on the original copper John being a pain to tye. I too have made modified versions that are simpler. I like what you haev done Thomas! They look go to me.