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Barr Flies: How to Tie and Fish the Copper John, the Barr Emerger …

Barr Flies by John Barr
Barr Flies by John Barr

Barr Flies: How to Tie and Fish the Copper John, the Barr Emerger by John Barr

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John Barr is one of the esteemed fly designers for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He has honed his patterns and variations fishing the stories rivers and lakes near his home in Boulder, Colorado. The photography in the book was produced by another famed fly designer, Mr. Charlie Craven. Barr Flies offer crisp instructional photographs accompanying the tying instruction, hints and tips. Mr. Barr provides background to each of the illustrated patterns and includes tips on when and how to fish them solo and within multiple-fly rigs. The step by step instructions are well illustrated and easy to follow along. Includes popular patterns such as the Barr Emerger, Copper John, Slumpbuster and 17 other patterns.

Author: John S. Barr
Format: Hardcover 188 pages
Publisher: Stackpole Books; First Edition edition (August 10, 2007)
ISBN: 0811702367

Fish Mask Zonker by InTheRiffle

Fish Mask Zonker Recipe

Hook: #02-18 Tiemco 5263
Thread: White UNI 3/0
Tail: Grizzly Zonker Rabbit
Body: Minnow Belly Ice Dub Dubbing
Collar: Red Schlappen
Head: #6 Fish Skull Fish Mask
Eyes: 6MM Living Eyes
Glue: Zap A Gap Brush On Glue

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Intruder Fly Pattern by NWOutfitters

Intruder Fly Pattern Recipe

Tube: Protube black or other tube
Thread: 6/0 thread
Butt: Silver ice dubbing
Rear Collar: White arctic fox hair, blue ostrich herl and purple guinea fowl
Flash: Ice blue Flashabou
Body: Lagurtun flat braid
Weight: Cone head
Front Collar: White arctic fox hair, purple rhea herl and purple marabou
Flash: Ice blue Flashabou
Collar: Purple Guinea fowl

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Mike Schmidt’s Voodoo Squatch tied by Brian Wise

Back Hook
Hook: Gamakatsu B10s #2
Tail: Palmered Marabou with flashabou
Top Wing: Marabou
Bottom Wing: Marabou

Connection Point: Beadalon w/ silver lined glass beads

Front Hook
Hook: Gamakatsu B10s #1
Tail: Marabou (Top and Bottom) with flashabou
Wing: Bucktail (Reverse Tied)
Head: Lazer Dub stacked
Eyes – Clear Cure Eyes

Fish Skull Intruder spun up by Barrett Christiansen

Hook: Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread: 6/0 Uni Black
Butt: Holographic Ice Dub – Silver
Tail: Ostrichdyed Kingfisher blue
Body: Lagartun mini flat braid – holo silver
Hackle 1: Arctic fox
Hackle 2: Spey plume – black
Head: Fish Skull blue size medium and finish with expoxy
Eye: 3d Dome eyes (included with fish skulls)