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Barr Flies: How to Tie and Fish the Copper John, the Barr Emerger, and Dozens of Other Patterns, Variations, and Rigs

By John S. Barr

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 & how to fish them, & explains how he fishes multiple-fly rigs with the Copper John as the center of a 3-fly system that optimizes fish-catching potential. 570 color fly photos by Charlie Craven, 22 illus; 8.5x11 inches, 184 pgs.

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ISBN: 0-8117-0236-7

EAN: 978-0-8117-0236-2

Binding: Hardcover

Publish Date: 01/08/2007

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* Barr is the most successful designer of commercially distributed flies in the world
* The Barr Emerger is an unrivaled pattern for western mayfly situations, and the Copper John has evolved into the most popular fly of the millennium
* Learn Barr's methods for tying his favorite flies, with step-by-step instructions and clear color photos so even inexperienced tiers can create the Copper John, Barr Emerger, B/C Hopper, Tung Teaser, Slumpbuster, and more

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.

WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John Barr
is a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Weight2.3 lbs
Dimensions8.8 × 0.7 × 11.3 in

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