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Copper JohnInvented by John Barr in the mid 90’s. It’s easy to tie and very effective when you need a heavy simple nymph pattern. By changing the color of the Copper Wire you can easily make variations to cover different situations better. Mr. Barr ties his fly to a TMC 5262 2x long nymph hook but I like to use a shorter one since I mostly use this pattern on small flies when I need them to sink well and I like the look of the shorter ones. TMC 3769SP-BL #16 has proved to be a go...

Copper John Invented by John Barr in the mid It’s easy to tie and very effective when you need a heavy simple nymph pattern. By changing the color of the Copper Wire you can easily make variations to cover different situations better.

Tying a Cinnamon & Brown Emerger Caddis by Davie McPhail.

Tying a Cinnamon & Brown Emerger Caddis by Davie McPhail. My go to fly guy.

Written by: Mark Weaver, The High Lonesome Ranch Fish in spring-fed mountain ponds can be both spooky and picky, so fly choice is important. Photo courtesy The High Lonesome Ranch Our fishery here at The High Lonesome Ranch starts at 7,200 feet in the Western Colorado Rockies and works its way down the North Dry Fork Valley into a series of spring-fed beaver. . .Read More  »

Top 10 Flies for Mountain Stream-and-Pond Systems

Adams Parachute Dry Fly -- he Adams Parachute dry fly pattern is a fly that deserves to be in every fly box. The Adams Parachute Dry Fly is a versatile dry fly and has become recognized as a popular pattern on trout rivers around the world.

Catskill Cross   Wing: Wood duck flank, divided Tail: Dark to medium ginger hackle barbs   Body: Orange floss palmered with ginger hackle Hackle: Dark to medium ginger

Catskill Cross Wing: Wood duck flank, divided Tail: Dark to medium ginger hackle barbs Body: Orange floss palmered with ginger hackle Hackle: Dark to medium ginger

The famous Catskill Red Quill fly --- a bug that doesnt look barf-tastic

The famous Catskill Red Quill fly --- a bug that doesnt look barf-tastic

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