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Opal John

 
tied by shortyb
Fly Type: Nymphs,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Northeast US,
Imitation: Mayflies,
Material List:
14 Nymph hook
Gold Tungsten bead
Black Thread
Brown Goose Biots
Opal Mirage Tinsel (Body)
Opal Tinsel for flash
Black Thin Skin for wing case
Peacock Herl
Partridge legs
Clear Cure Goo for sealant over wing case

Tying Instructions: Tie as you would tie a Copper John but use the Opal tinsel for the body. Clear Cure Goo is SO much nicer and easier to work with than the standard Epoxy drop on top of the wing case.
Presentation Tips: Fish deep. There are days when they trout go nuts for this variation on John Barr's classic.


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