Doubt that, but it has many of the important triggers that fish seem to key in on. Thick abdomen, comparetivly think thorax, prominate tail, flash, and iredesense. Also very heavy with bead, lead wire up front, and the wire thorax.
Oh, I have. Just started tying them up for this summer. Mostly blue, black, red and green. Also some zebra style ones, but haven't had a chance to try them yet. Hey Andy, do you use the 5-minute epoxy on the wing case like the original recipe called for?
OM, I have the pics done for the recipie, sorry i have been fishing.
The fly is self explanitory really:
Tail: pheasant tail, 4 barbs
Body: Copper wire
Wingcase: Pheasant tail and k-flash
Thorax: Peacock herl
Legs: Tips of Pheasant used in making wing case
The Copper John fly is an excellent nymphing fly for steelhead as well. That and the Brassie. This past fall when the steelies slowed down on egg patterns, I switched to the Copper John and The Brassie and caught a lot of steelies. Tie in sizes 10 and 12. These flies especially the Brassie are very easy to tie and quick to boot. I sit down at night while listening to the stereo and pump out 30 to 50 of em. One of the easiest nymphs to tie and most effective...at least for me anyway.