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Old 01-02-2009, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I thought I would give it a try one of these evenings and tye some bi-colored copper johns.

Do you have any advice or opinion on what color combinations of wires works well around here?

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Old 01-02-2009, 11:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yellow/Brown Makes a decent Golden Stone pattern
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Thanks! What size would you tie those? I gather probably 10/12?
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Copper Johns are right at the top of the "attractor" list, so they're (obviously) not specifically immitating an actual bug, but really trying to catch the trout's eye. Go crazy w/ the color combinations! Copper w/ black gives a nice flashy segmented look, but I've seen all sorts of crazy combinations. Feel free to post some of the ones you come up with.

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Thanks! What size would you tie those? I gather probably 10/12?
I would tie them 10 to 16. That covers the big Golden Stones all the way down to Yellow Sallys, or perhaps a PMD nymph
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I use gold and red in size 16 with brassie size wire.
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I thought I would give it a try one of these evenings and tye some bi-colored copper johns.

Do you have any advice or opinion on what color combinations of wires works well around here?

Thanks & Tight Lines, - Karel


You mean like a jujubee style copper john? Kewl!
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I thought I would give it a try one of these evenings and tye some bi-colored copper johns.

Do you have any advice or opinion on what color combinations of wires works well around here?

Thanks & Tight Lines, - Karel


You mean like a jujubee style copper john? Kewl!
I think he was looking more towards the hot wire prince nymph effect.
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The Bruised Hooker....Classic!

I like Gold/Green , Amber/Green, Copper/Black. You can get some cool color changes by using different size wires. Brassie Sz and Midge sz wire together.
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Gasp, I've *purchased* these in red/blue, green/gold (I've used this pattern in several ways), red/gold and I'd be curious to see if anybody's tried the following:

Red/white - candy cane (sounds midge-y)
hot pink/wine(purple) - barbie (?) - there's a Reef Runner color called that oOoOoOo
red/dark green - christmas oOoOoOo
silver/black - original zebra
olive/chartreuse - now that's a green grannom! oOoOoO

For a little more texture, try varying your *sizes* on the wire itself - Charlie Craven has this listed on his pattern for a Hot Wire Prince - Brassie for one color and small for the other- the size variation adds to the ribbed effect this creates like a oOoOoOo texture.

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