And this is one of my best friends "Cooper John"
|Prince Cooper John - Named kinda |
after the Copper John fly.
The reason Cooper is pictured here is simple. He provides to me, in the spring, his grey undercoat. This I transfer from my floor to my tying table and then onto thread. This undercoat, which is now called dubbing, becomes my Adams fly's body as pictured below. This is another fairly simple fly to tie once you get the nack of the parachute hackle. I do like white or yellow foam now for wings. It is highly visible and very easy to tie into your fly.
|Tie in pheasant tail (few strands) for tail with grey or |
|Now spin dubbing onto thread and advance 2/3|
way toward eye.
|Tie in foam wings using thin strip folded in half.|
|Add grizzly hackle and turn around wings.|
|Add more "Cooper" grey dubbing last 1/3 of|
way to eye.
|Trim your wings w/ slight taper up toward tail. |
Now tie off and finish head. Done!
|Sir Bosley Winston Churchill Queen Sheba Lou|
So come and fly fish Idaho and try out one of our great hatches. Lower water here should make for some very good fishing here now. Don't forget that the stoneflies are hatching and the hoppers will be here at any time. The unsinkable YSF Stinger is a great imitation for both.
Tight lines and happy Idaho fly fishing.
PS-If any of you are interested, I might be willing to teach a fly tying class sometime this fall.
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