Watson's Black Spinner

Peter Watson's dressing of the Black Spinner appeared in Flylife #61. It a fantastic fly that sits low in the water imitating a spinner, the yellow foam post makes it easy to see.

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Copper John Nymph

I can’t remember how I came to begin fishing the Copper John, but I do know it’s now become my favorite nymph pattern.

Looking back through my trip diary this little fly has been successful on just about every river or stream I’ve fished. It gets down fast and generally stays pretty close to the bottom, however in faster current it will swing up at the end of a drift (down & across).



Hook - 10L/S
Thread - Black
Tail - Black Marabou and Sparkle Flash
Body - Black Chenille
Hackle - Black
Rib - Silver wire

Woolly Bugger 5

Hook – Size 12
Thread – Black
Tail – Brown Elk/Deer Hair
Body – Peacock Herl and Red Floss
Hackle - Brown Cock
Wing – White Calf Tail/Calf body hair

Royal Wulff 10

Hook – Size 12
Thread – Brown
Tail – Pheasant Tail
Body – Pheasant Tail
Rib – Copper Wire
Thorax – Pheasant Tail
Wing Case – Pheasant Tail

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