NSC Copper John

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Materials:

  • TMC Size 12-18 Hook
  • Copper Tungsten Bead
  • Orange UTC 70 Thread
  • Yellow UTC Vinyl D-Rib Midge
  • Peacock Ice Dubbing
  • Moose Hair
  • Partridge Feather
  • Green Metz Sili Skin
  • UV Resin

Directions:

  1. Begin by putting your bead on your hook then putting it in the vice.
  2. Tie on your thread beginning behind the bead and trim off any excess.
  3. Wrap the thread towards the rear of the hook.
  4. After stacking a small bit of moose hair tie in the hair where you stopped the thread. Trim off any excess after the moose hair is tied in.
  5. At the point of where you trimmed off the excess moose hair tie in the d-rib, taking several wraps with your thread towards the rear of the hook.
  6. Take the d-rib and begin wrapping it towards the bead of the hook, take several wraps stopping halfway up the fly to form the abdomen of the fly. Tie off and trim off any excess.
  7. Tie in the sili skin.
  8. Take a medium amount of peacock dubbing and form a dubbing noodle on your thread. Wrap this dubbing noodle to behind the bead to form the flies thorax.
  9. Cut the tip off the partridge feather to form a small v with the partridge tips. Tie a hook gap of these tips to the fly behind the bead, trim off the excess.
  10. Bring the sili skin up and over your thorax to form the wing case and tie off just behind the bead.
  11. Whip finish and trim off excess thread.
  12. Take a small amount of uv resin and apply it to the wing case then zap with uv light.

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