Barr Flies: How to tie and fish the Copper John
Barr Flies: How to Tie and Fish the Copper John, the Barr Emerger, and Dozens of Other Patterns, Variations, and Rigs (Hardcover)
John S Barr
John Barr is one of the best, most affable, and most innovative fly tiers in the United States today. We are fortunate to finally have his expertise in print. His flies will be used by all fly fishers who seek to improve their success onstream. --John Randolph, Fly Fisherman
In Barr Flies, John Barr shares his confidence patterns, the flies that he carries with him at all times to cover nearly every scenario an angler might encounter on the water. When used at an appropriate time with a good presentation, they are guaranteed to catch fish. Barr tells how he developed each fly, gives tips on when and how to fish them, and explains how he fishes multiple-fly rigs with the Copper John as the center of a 3-fly system that optimizes fish-catching potential. John Barr is the most successful designer of commercially distributed flies in the world. His Barr Emerger is an unrivaled pattern for western mayfly situations, and the Copper John has evolved into the most popular fly of the millennium. This one of the best fly-tying/fishing book I have read. As a fly tier I really liked the super clear photos and understandable guide to the many excellent flies presented in this book. There is just enough fishing info to help. What a great book!