How to Tie John Barr’s Copper John
What You’ll Need
I’ve already slid the bead on and wrapped about ten wraps of .15 lead wire. You can either use a cyclopes or tungsten bead. Just make sure you slide it on where the smaller hole is pointing towards the eye. Once you’ve done that push the lead up into the bead. Secure your thread right behind the lead and build a small thread dam and wind back to the bend. You should be past the hook point when you tie in the biots.
Note: One thing to keep in mind is right behind the lead wire you might see a dip from not enough thread wraps being behind it to create the taper slope you’ll need to keep the wire going smooth all the way up the body.