With Euro/Tight Line nymphing being all the rage why not take a classic fly like the Copper John and trick it out a little with a jigged hook and some weight. To me it only makes sense and makes for an awesome fly. Adding some lead or lead free wire helps an already heavy fly get into the zone fast! With a little added flair of the MFC barred rubber legs this fly is deadly.
Leggy Euro Copper John Red Recipe:
Hook – Daiichi 4647
Bead – Slotted Tungstend Copper
Thread – Veevus 10/0 Black
Abdomen – UTC Wire Brassie Red
Thorax – Peacock Herl
Backing – Flashabou Tinsel and Scud Back 1/8″ Black
Legs- MFC Centipede Legs Yellow/Black/Red
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